What you see in this photo may depend on where you sit, or stand.
It’s a photo of a town in Cornwall, England: Port Isaac. Lovely photo, showing the verdant hills around the town where grains grow in some abundance (the town’s name means “corn port,” suggesting a thriving grain trade a millennium ago), sheep or other animals graze, and showing the port from which fishermen sail to bring in bounty from the oceans. The picturesque little town is popular among writers and other artists. It’s historic and quaint streets make a popular backdrop for television and film production — the popular BBC series “Doc Martin” films there.
Since some internet “cool stuff” site (Wimp.com? I can’t find it there) picked up the photo, it’s become popular around the internet and on Facebook. Generally the identifiers for the town get stripped away as the ‘net is wont to do. So conjecture pops up in comments:
- Secret town, cut off from the rest of civilization?
- Wasn’t that area once forested, and doesn’t the photo show the perils of deforestation for agricultural, or any other purposes? “Many moons ago before humanity it was beautifully covered with pristine forests full of life. It’s now a self-centred disaster brought by humanity…this pic is ugly !”
- Isn’t it idyllic, and who wouldn’t want to live there? “This looks like Cornwalls beautiful rocky edge of the world,I just love the area and holiday there most years,maybe one day i will have saved enough to retire there ,it is truly a stunningly wonderful place to be come rain or shine.”
- If only there were no people there! “our planet earth is still beautiful you just have to look at it from a distance.”
- See how the town is sprawling into the pastures? See the dangers of (small-town) urban sprawl?
- London is prettier.
- You should see Ireland/Wales/Norway!
Ugly or beautiful — opinions differ depending on what the poster thinks it is, and what the poster thinks s/he knows about the place.
Perhaps its really a shot of Rohrshach, Norway . . .
- Forget The Coach Bag, I’m Going To Port Isaac! (ireneebird.wordpress.com)
- Cornwall Still First Choice for Holidays, Says Cornish Traditional Cottages (prweb.com)
- Treat yourself to a holiday in Cornwall (ukcredit.com)
- Company Reduces Brochure Run as Bookings Continue to Rise (prweb.com)