Tintagel crows, and a holey place

Tintagel castle is associated with King Arthur because in the 1200’s a local nobleman decided to construct a castle suitable for the legendary Englishman. There is almost no evidence that Arthur ever came near here, but it’s still a fabulously beautiful location.

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I found many crows at Tintagel who were very happy to eat my bread. 



Later we visited Men an Tol, an amazing Neolithic stone site. It’s most unusual to see an arrangement like this because most of the holed stones were destroyed long ago. Here I felt thoroughly content. I’ve wanted to visit this place for a decade. Tradition says that climbing through the hole will cure rheumatism and make you fertile. I climbed through just because it was so completely inviting. I poured a little whisky over the stone to thank the people who built it.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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