Portmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

St Mechaels Mount, Cornwall

Views of Cornwall from our holiday last week.

Sennen Cove Beach, Cornwall

Lands End, Cornwall

Mine ruins, Cornwall

Fistal Beach, Newquay, Cornwall

Harbour, St Ives, Cornwall

Helford River party boat, Falmouth, Cornwall

Old signals, GWR, St Erth, Cornwall

Paper postcards are out of fashion so here are my photos with some reminders of a style we have been missing. St Ives is one of the few places in the UK where picture postcards on paper are still on sale in any quantity or quality. Postcards are - to my eye - a nice little genre, partly remembering friends and family on holiday, partly showboating an idealised version of the resort. Something we've abandoned in the rush to phone cameras and personalised reality.