Sunday, 28 October 2012

Moments of Being

 
On Thursday evening my friends Jacquie, Emma and I went to a local cafe/bar to talk about a project we shall be doing in the Library where I work.We were sitting outside having a drink with our coats on because the weather has changed here now .As we sat under a heat lamp which kept the cold off talking.I suddenly had a rush of utter contentment and I can only say as Virginia Woolf said "I had a moment of being"
 
We were in a great place ,surrounded by charming old buildings in Truro Cornwall .Autumnal trees shedding red,gold leaves and the air was fresh as we sipped our drinks. We were discussing "An Evening with Jane Austen" which we are planning for the library in late November,Jacquie will give a lecture on the life and influence of Jane and Emma who is an  actor will dramatise some readings from JaneAusten's works.
The rush came and I realized how lucky I was to be living in an historic old town in a legendary part of the world talking to two amazingly intelligent women!
Here is the old main street of Truro and it has changed  very little.
This is the bandstand in Victoria Park a lovely leafy place to walk right in the city.Sometimes a brass band plays and you can picnic in the summer watching squirrels dashing up and down the large trees.
The Cathedral .
There are plenty of pubs and eating places in our City.
The streets are cobbled.
 
A good view of the Cathedral and the rest of the town which lays in a valley.
 
The trains come into Truro over this old viaduct.
The Old Ale House
The Hall For Cornwall where many exciting events take place.
One of the three rivers that run through and under Truro.  
 

 Inside the Cathedral it is a calm and tranquil change from  outside world. Whatever you believe you can come inside and find peace.

On e of the river boats that work the Fal.
Sometimes we need to realize the beauty in our own  home town,it is easy to dream of wonderful places and so easy to forget that your own place is equally romantic and magic to people from other places,I love those "Moments of Being" wherever they come to me. I think we need those transcendant moments. Hope you enjoyed the trip around Truro!

19 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed your post, Truro looks lovely, wish I was close enough to come to your Jane Austen evening
    Deb x

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    1. Thanks so much,I will post some photos when the girls are all dressed up and doing their performance. All the best Angela

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  2. Of all the times I have visited Cornwall I have never visited any of the cities - Truro looks lovely no wonder you like living there. Your Jane Austen evening is a great idea hope it is well attended. Moments of being come very rarely but when they do they should be savoured like a mellow old wine.

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    1. absolutely my dear Elaine ! If you come to Truro let me know!

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  3. Such a beautiful place to be! Your project sounds so interesting and fun. It must be such a joy to be a librarian. I think I would love it : )

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    1. I do enjoy my job but there are so many threats from the present regime that we are oten very worried about the future. I am semi retired so it is not so bad for me.thanks for dropping by!

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  4. how blessed you are to KNOW how blessed you are, angela. what a wonderful message you share here.

    do you know there is a truro in cape cod in massachusetts in the use? i spend time there!

    love
    kj

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    1. Thanks so much KJ I do appreciate your kind words.It is easy to moan but even tho there are sad and bad thngs going on it is really necessary to celebrate the good things X

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  5. I've never been to Truro, and had no idea what a beautiful city it is. Thank you again for your wonderful blog and pictures which make it such a special treat to read.

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    1. Thanks Jean,I love looking in on you too! I hope you are writing like the wind. X

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    2. I wish I was . . . so many distractions!

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  6. Beautiful post, and I enjoyed not only the wonderful tour of Truro, but the idea of seeing the wonder and beauty wherever we live!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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    1. Glad you liked it ZuZu.every now and then we have these moments when we realise how luckky we are!

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  7. Lovely tour around Truro, thanks for sharing this with us.
    Patricia

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Patricia.Truro has alot to offer and is a great place to live.X

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  8. Truro looks like such a beautiful place, you really are lucky to live there and enjoy your quality of life, I understand what you mean by moments of being, sometimes you don't appreciate them when you live in a big city, and you are a very intelligent woman for realizing and appreciating those moments of being. My congratulations Angela and kisses for you,

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    1. You are so kind Nieves thankyou so much!XX

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  9. I have these moments too, they are wonderful, it is an amazing time slot when everting is JUST right.;) I call them "unforgettable".
    And you live in a town that is like taken from a fairytale.:)
    Have a great weekend,
    xoxo

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  10. Thanks Zuzana, hope all is well with you and the lovely man!

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