Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Windows: large building

Well I decided to feature a controversial place to picture for this prompt...This new Sainsbury's store us built on the site of the Penzance Heliport .. There was much ado about the demise of the heliport and many of us felt it was part of our heritage, part of what Penzance was about and a landmark to drive past with a whaft of aviation fuel if the wind was in the right direction.   The decision to close was really about the viability of the route to Scilly and also poor support from local council and poor business on the part of the owners but we were sad to see it go..sad also it had never really been given planning permission to develop a proper site and be a proper terminal.

So I was all set to not like the new development but actually I have to admit I like the look of the building..It has a wave like curve and faces the bay with a cafe upstairs so it is giving people a feature and also I think paying tribute to the fact that it is a landmark site and has style.. certainly a lot prettier than the Morrisons and Tesco stores a stone's throw either side.

So that's my large building windows.. but wanted to share another view of Newlyn and all its many and varied windows..taken from the Quay where barely a handful if boats remain..The rest have pushed out to sea to make the best of a few days respite ..x


  1. Hi Kathi
    Just had a catch up read of your blogs and you have had a busy 10 days or so. Such fun with the little ones x. I also think they did a good job with the saisburys building as we commented on it last time I was in the area.
    Love and Hugs

  2. Love the shape of the building and great view looking at Newlyn xx

  3. I was sad to see the Heliport go aswell- although we only flew from there once. My mum had never flown in anything before - and her first experience was in the helicopter where they made some passengers move seats to balance the 'craft' - not once but twice! It was a fantastic flight though and still remember being transported on the land rovers once we got there down some pretty tiny roads at break neck speed.


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