Photographer's Note

Hi Everybody,

I took this picture at Land's End.
Personally, I like the contrast between the blue-greenish seawater and the rock pointing towards the sea, is covered with red-yellow colored moss bringing nice contrast.

Hope you like it.




Information on Land's End (From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia)

Land's End (Cornish name: Penn an Wlas) is a headland on the Penwith peninsula, located near Penzance in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is the most westerly point of the English mainland; the westernmost point of the island of Great Britain as a whole is Corrachadh MÚr, Ardnamurchan, Scotland which is 22 miles (35 km) farther west. The most southerly point of Great Britain is not Land's End but Lizard Point, a few miles to the south-east.

Visible from Land's End is the Longships Lighthouse. The Longships, a few miles out, is a serpentine and quartz island. Offshore, midway between Land's End and the Isles of Scilly, is the supposed location of the mythical lost land of Lyonesse, referred to in Arthurian literature.

The name has a particular resonance because it is so often used in outlining the length of Britain when races, walks and charitable events take place between Land's End and the Scottish village John o' Groats (the most north-easterly settlement in mainland Britain, 838 miles (1,349 km) distant by road). The phrase Land's End to John o' Groats is used both as a literal journey and as a metaphor for great or all-encompassing distance, similar to the American phrase coast to coast.

In 1769 The Antiquarian, William Borlase wrote that:

"Of this time we are to understand what Edward I. says (Sheringham. p. 129.) that Britain, Wales, and Cornwall, were the portion of Belinus, elder son of Dunwallo, and that that part of the Island, afterwards called England, was divided in three shares, viz. Britain, which reached from the Tweed, Westward, as far as the river Ex; Wales inclosed by the rivers Severn, and Dee; and Cornwall from the river Ex to the Land's-End".

In 1987 Peter de Savary purchased Land’s End. He had two new buildings erected and much of the present theme park development was instigated by him. He sold both Land's End and John o' Groats for an undisclosed sum to businessman Graham Ferguson Lacey in 1991.

The current owners purchased Land’s End in 1996 and formed a company named Heritage Attractions Limited.

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  • Copyright: Paras Bhalla (Parasbhalla) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 31] (238)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-09-14
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2009-08-21 1:11
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