Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall

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The Minack Theatre is a truly magical place, an open air auditorium carved out of a cliff top on the beautiful south coast of England. I managed to capture it without people thanks to the fact that a performance was impending and theatre staff cleared the place with the exception of me. This a a three shot HDR image taken on 16th July 2010 with my trusty Nikon D90 and Tokina 11-16mm F2.8G wide-angle zoom set at a focal length of 13mm at f/10.

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Here is some more information about the Minack theatre taken from their website:

The Minack Theatre is the most famous open-air theatre in Britain, possibly in the world; from above it looks as though some wandering Greeks, two thousand years ago, had carved a theatre into the granite cliffs of Porthcurno, Cornwall.

In fact, it was just under eighty years ago that there was nothing there except a sloping gully of gorse and heather and below that, the sea of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Minack Theatre, Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop are private property, once belonging to Rowena Cade. In 1976 it was placed in the hands of a specially formed Charitable Trust, of which Miss Cade was the senior trustee. Much of her life’s work had been dedicated to creating, building, carving and caring for “My beloved theatre” and she continued to take an active interest in its progress until her death in 1983.

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