St Ives (Cornish: Porth Ia, meaning St Ia's cove) is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. In former times it was commercially dependent on fishing. The decline in fishing, however, caused a shift in commercial emphasis, and the town is now primarily a popular holiday resort, notably achieving the title of Best UK Seaside Town from the British Travel Awards in both 2010 and 2011. St Ives has become renowned for its number of artists.
The town was the site of a particularly notable atrocity during the Prayer Book rebellion of 1549. The English Provost Marshal (Anthony Kingston) came to St Ives and invited the portreeve (port warden), John Payne, to lunch at an inn. He asked the portreeve to have the gallows erected during the course of the lunch. Afterwards the portreeve and the Provost Marshal walked down to the gallows; the Provost Marshal then ordered the portreeve to mount the gallows. The portreeve was then hanged for being a "busy rebel".
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snunney (85703) 2014-08-27 7:23
An image with a delightful summery feel to it. I like very much the composition and point of view with the church tower making a fine focal point. The two children playing in the shallows are nicely placed and contribute much to the overall mood of the composition. Appealing light and colours; very good sharpness.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (3112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: United Kingdom
- Theme(s): Harbours, Rivers, beaches and estuaries [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-27 5:48