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.
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!