Wednesday, July 15, 2015


St Mawes castle
I've been in Cornwall, thinking about rivers and enjoying some trips on the Fal, downriver from Truro and up river from Falmouth, the latter thanks to Alison and John and their little yellow boat. I wanted to see some of the territory from Philip Payton's Rising Ground on the spirit of place, but the book never really came alive for me as it seems more about people than place, apart from a few memorable straight descriptions. I think there is still a significant gap between landscape history and accessing a spirit of place.

1 comment:

roselle said...

Oh how interesting; I come from Cornwall but am over here in Finistere!

I loved the book ('Rising Ground'), but yes I too wanted more on spirit of place.

Best wishes