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Simulacra | rock-beings in Cornwall


Simulacra are natural forms - such as rocks - that look like beings.
Trees, clouds and landscape features can qualify too, but here we're looking at rocks.
Simulacra are a symptom of the enchanted aspect of nature. And it's all in how you see things.

Here's a classic simulacrum - seen at Pordenack Point near Land's End
Pordenack Point, south of Land's End, Cornwall
Simulacrum near Pordenack Point, south of Land's End, Cornwall

One of the world's richest places for simulacra
must be the area just south of Land's End around Carn Boel and Pordenack Point.
Here, the granite formed in ways which have produced many suggestive forms.

Grumpy old man between Pordenack Point and Carn Boel, Cornwall
Big Chief looks out to sea, Pordenack Point, Cornwall.
Watcher, near Pordenack Point, Cornwall. In the distance are the Isles of Scilly.
Guardian of the Isles of Albion, Pordenack Point, Cornwall
Codger at Pordenack Point, Land's End
Simulacra choir, Pordenack Point, Land's End
Geodiscussions between the Watchers, Pordenack Point
Sitting in wait - near Carn Boel, Land's End, Cornwall
Simulacrum having an Andy Capp moment
It's the cosmo-lizard people
The Guardians of the Isles of Britain, Pordenack Point, Cornwall
Ocean wave watchers, Pordenack Point, Cornwall
Watching and waiting, at Maen Castle, near Sennen, Cornwall
Standing guard against Atlantic incursions, between Carn Boel and Pordenack Point
Ladies plotting, Pordenack Point
More guardian protectors of the Land of Britain, between Carn Boel and Pordenack Point, Land's End, Cornwall
The Irish Lady, Pol Men Du, between Land's End and Sennen, Cornwall
Denizen at Carn les Boel, south of Land's End, Cornwall
Simulacra watching the passage of time and tide, Pordenack Point
A jumble of beings, Carn Boel, Land's End, Cornwall
Sentries at Pordenack Point, guarding Britain's Atlantic coast
Busy not speaking to each other, near Pordenack Point
Hook-nosed spriggan on Carn Boel, Land's End, Cornwall
The cave at Nanjizal Bay, West Penwith, Cornwall
ET come back! Between Pordenack Point and Carn Boel
The Brissons, off Cape Cornwall - Gen de Gaulle drunk
Carn Gloose, near Cape Cornwall, St Just
Indian Chief, Chapel Porth, along from Porthtowan, Cornwall

Now for some simulacra from
other parts of West Cornwall.
Wave your cursor over the picture
to find out where they are.

Near Chun Castle (an ancient hill settlement above Morvah), Penwith, Cornwall
Distress! Gurnard's Head, near Zennor, West Penwith, Cornwall
Gurnard's Head, near Zennor, West Penwith, Cornwall
Long-nosed silent observer at the mouth of the Helford River, south of Falmouth
Surprise! Gurnard's Head, West Penwith, Cornwall
Meditation, Gurnard's Head, Cornwall
Gurnard's Head - Queen Elizabeth II, stargazing
Janus reincarnated, Gurnard's Head, Penwith, Cornwall
Gurnard's Head, Zennor, Cornwall
It's the Har Hars, Gwennap Head, Land's End, Cornwall
Father and son, between Prussia Cove and Cudden Point, Cornwall
Contemplating the view, Cudden Point, Penwith, Cornwall
Guardian Meerkat, Rinsey, near Porthleven, Cornwall
Guardian Meerkat, Rinsey, near Porthleven, Cornwall
Jowly geological pensioner, Rinsey, Porthleven, Cornwall
This one lives on the top of Trencrom Hill, an ancient settlement and power point above Hayle, Cornwall.
Porthcurno, Cornwall - a Mayan star-watcher (tilt your head to the right)
Gwennap Head, near Porthcurno, Cornwall
The Hound of the Gwennapies, Gwennap Head, Cornwall
Or is it a nosey supervisor? Carn Kenidjak, St Just, Cornwall
Workers of the World Unite! Carn Kenidjak, Cornwall
Carn Kenidjak, near St Just, Cornwall
Whitesand Bay, Sennen, Cornwall - lizard wozards
Nodding off at Whitesand Bay, Cornwall - with Sennen behind
Gruff Watcher, Whitesand Bay, Sennen, Cornwall
Logan Rock, near Porthcurno, Cornwall
Carnelloe Long Rock, Pendour Cove, Zennor, Cornwall

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