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It's Monday

 

Time to come out of our man-caves!

(Merlin's Cave, Tintagel Castle, Cornwall, England)

 

Happy Memorial Day to all my American family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

It's Monday

 

Time to come out of our man-caves!

(Merlin's Cave, Tintagel Castle, Cornwall, England)

 

Happy Memorial Day to all my American family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

comments (25)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 29 May 2017, 01:10
This is wonderful, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray.
Ha! Good one! Some times I just want to hide in one! Have a great week!
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes we get to hide in one, Robin, before coming back out for air!!! smile
I love this "coming out" of the cave image, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. Not yet sure how to connect it to Memorial Day, however?
  • Martine
  • France
  • 29 May 2017, 05:57
Jolie prise de vue.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 May 2017, 06:34
Clearly a tourist attraction Ginnie. I have been to Tintagel but I don't remember the caves
Ginnie Hart: You have to go all the way down to the sea from the info center, Chris (the free part) before climbing up to the bridge that takes you over to the island. We had hoped to see the carving of Merlin's face in the rock but the tide was too much in to even find it.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 29 May 2017, 06:57
I must see this cave next time, Ginnie. Last time was many years' ago
Ginnie Hart: I just told Chris that you have to go all the way down to the sea from the info center (the free part) before climbing up to the bridge that takes you over to the island. We had hoped to see the carving of Merlin's face in the rock but the tide was too much in to even find it.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 May 2017, 06:59
I love this point of view and love the people here it gives scale to this location. Wonderful picture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Astrid. It's really a HUGE cave, isn't it!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 May 2017, 07:09
a wonderful image - yesterday I read and saw on your special blog "In Soul" many photos of this magic place!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. It really IS a magical place. I'll never forget it.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 29 May 2017, 07:38
i love this picture! I can't put my finger on what it reminds me of though!
Ginnie Hart: A....man-cave, maybe??? grin
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 May 2017, 07:45
I like your view very much. The people help to give this scale.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alan. I was lucky that there were MEN in the cave. HA!
Nicely done Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. smile
I love the clarity in this photograph in the mysterious land of Tristan and Isolde.
Ginnie Hart: You would have loved it, Chad. And thanks for the reminder of that great movie, which we have in our DVD library!
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 29 May 2017, 09:36
Belle maîtrise de la lumière
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP. It's a lovely place.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 May 2017, 11:06
One of the many legends about Merlin:

"Nimue (also known as Vivien, Eviene, Viviane, Nineve, Nina, Viviene and Niniane) was thought to be a "Lady of the Lake". There seems to be more than one "Lady of the Lake", but in Malory's Morte d'Arthur, Nimue is responsible for Merlin's downfall. Nimue's father was Diones, a vavasor (a landholder, but less than a baron). She met Merlin when she was 16 years of age. Merlin fell in love with Nimue. He was so in love with her that he was constantly at her side. Nimue accompanied Merlin on a journey so that she might learn his magic. Knowing that Merlin could take her unwillingly, she made him swear that he would use no magic to make her lay with him. As they traveled, Nimue became more and more afraid of Merlin's advances. In some versions of the legend, Nimue traded her love for lessons in sorcery. Merlin foresaw his own death, but was so smitten with Nimue that he was helpless to avert his own tragic end. There are different versions of his death. One version has Nimue tiring of him and turning one of his own spells against him and seals him in a cave forever. Other versions have her trapping him in a bush or Hawthorne tree where his voice is sometimes heard. Some tales have him living forever in his confinement and others tell of his death or his descension into madness."
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if you have ever seen "The Mists of Avalon," Philine, which is my favorite of all the King Arthur movies. You're making me want to see it again because Viviane plays an important role in the movie. Thank you for sharing this.
Lots of people out and about in this wonderful shot. Sometimes our Victoria Day weekend is the same as the US Memorial Day and sometime a week apart, like this year.
Ginnie Hart: I didn't realize that about the timing of your Memorial Day, Mary. It's one way to extend the mindfulness of the day.
  • Anne
  • France
  • 29 May 2017, 12:21
Great place!
Ginnie Hart: It really is!
Our daughter and her husband have rented a cottage just up the road from Tintagel several times, they love it there.
Ginnie Hart: It really took my breath away, Brian!
What Brexit? No worries, G!
We still can smuggle you in and hide you here till the coast is clear. wink
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! We can always be optimistic, LC!!!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 May 2017, 14:42
What a great view. Lovely lighting Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Anne. It was such a joy to be there.
superbe point de vue!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
Probably occupied in Neolithic times smile
Ginnie Hart: Definitely a long time ago, Tom!
very nice shot of this place, Ginnie. and i like the symbolism too, as some of them are heading out and others are already in the open.
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Ayush. Thank you very much.
The people give it kind of a mysterious look. Excellent point of view.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
it's a beautiful image with the back lighting from the cave to the mother and child on the beach...
love it Ginnie....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 May 2017, 23:14
Looking lovely and bright outside the mancave smile
Ginnie Hart: It was a fabulous day, Cherry!!! [Astrid has given me a good link to your blog since this one is being blocked by our Norman security.]

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