Bedruthan Steps

Woodcut Print of the Bedruthan Steps in Cornwall, England by Walter Llewellyn Lister (LEO Design)

Sadly, this year's travel plans have been supplanted with overdue home projects, including the hanging and cataloging of my personal collection of paintings and other artwork.  So this summer, in lieu of an overseas getaway, I could only gaze wistfully at framed pictures as I hung them—many of them reminding me of my favorite travel destinations (and vacations gone by).  Let me share a few of them with you.  Alas, this shall be the extent of my romantic journeys for Summer 2020.  On the whole, I have little to complain of.  In the meantime, I'll enjoy a few more "little journeys,' gazing at my pictures of my favorite places.

The Bedruthan Steps, found on the Western coast of Cornwall,  is the name of the steep stairwell which climbs between the clifftop and the rocky beach below.  It has also come to refer to the beautiful, rugged coastline along this stretch of Cornwall.  At low tide, a beautiful beach emerges—as do numerous caves to explore.  But beware the tide!  Like clockwork, the ocean reclaims her territory and one had better scramble up the steps to safety.

This woodblock print was carved and printed by Cornish artist Walter Llewellyn Lister.  After art school, he served as a Second Lieutenant in World War I, after which he continued his love of painting and printmaking.


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