An English West Country Paradise…

Hi there, dalecooper57 from Diary of an Internet Nobody here, I hope the new year is treating you well so far.
I have to admit that I’ve been neglecting my duties as a guest contributor to Lanthie’s blog recently, so I asked her if there was any theme in particular that she’d like me to write about.
After some thought she said; “How about Paradise, you could include some of your amazing photos” (see how I slipped that compliment to me in there?)
Well that sounded like a pretty good idea, (doesn’t involve much typing for a start) and after all everyone seems to like photos taken in the countryside near our home in the West Country.
So I have put together a compilation, taken from the many different photo-blogs I’ve posted about locations in and around North Devon and Cornwall, Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, and some others that fall into the “art and sculpture” category, but that nevertheless feature the same beautiful natural settings we’re so lucky to be able to enjoy, almost on our doorstep.
The shots are taken from places ranging from Tapeley Park House near Bideford, Exmoor, Watersmeet and the Valley of the Rocks, and heading down onto Dartmoor and further west to Cornwall.
If you would like to check out many pictures from these and other locations in beautiful rural Devon and Cornwall, including details on their history and more, please visit the photography section of my blog.
{Note: I have discovered a potentially useful new blogging app, which I am trialling with this post, so please forgive the lack of artistic placement of photos}

Tapeley Park House and Gardens

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Watersmeet gorge

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Valley of the Rocks.

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Marwood Hill gardens

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Dartmoor ponies, Bellever forest, Dartmoor.

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Iron age Clapper bridge, Postbridge, Devon.

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Carn Euny ancient monument, Dartmoor.

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Zennor church, Cornwall.

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Abandoned tin mine, Cornwall.

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Yeo river valley.

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Chagford mythic gardens.

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Broomhill sculpture gardens.

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Damien Hirst’s “Verity” statue, Ilfracombe harbour, Devon.

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I hope you enjoy this selection Lanthie, it’s a pleasure to be back on Life Cherries again.

All the best,
dalecooper57.

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22 thoughts on “An English West Country Paradise…

  1. Dale, England is one hell of a beautiful place. I love the pictures you always show. It's just a shame that we don't get enough sun to keep us here more than going abroad on holiday. I guess, that's if people enjoy the sun.

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