|Cotman-Color Series Postcard KPPH 119 (Jarrold)|
The trip to Lands End here features the Armed Knight rocks (in Cornish - An Marogeth Arvowed) which is a popular subject for artists and photographers; further out (2k or over a mile) is the Longships Lighthouse built in 1875 to replace the 1795 one which was not high enough for the light to shine through storms. The Romans called this area The Sea of Storms and countless ships have been lost here.
The postcard dates from the late 1960s and postie is driving a Morris van evocative of the era. They would have posters on the side promoting the service or stamps but unfortunately this one cannot be read but his bag of letters looks full, probably with postcards bought from the land's end shop. The signpost is one where lots of people have their picture taken for fingers can be altered to point the distance to your home. On the downside you have to pay to access this part of England and today I believe it is heavily commercialised with shops, restaurant etc but take a trip along the south west coastal path and the view is free.
Postcards for the Weekend theme - Lighthouses - follow the light to Connections to the World