Sunday, 4 March 2012

Smugglers at the Lugger, Portloe, Cornwall.



Where do you suppose this padlocked, rusty barred gate leads to?
Smugglers be here!
I spotted this fascinating doorway whilst staying at the Lugger Hotel in Portloe, Cornwall last year.
The 17th Century inn has a dark history. 
In 1890 its landlord, Black Dunstan, was sent to the gallows
after his second career in smuggling French brandy was uncovered. 
Sharing the spoils with Louis La Vache, in beautiful San Franscisco,
for
Monday Doorways.

14 comments:

  1. GReat door Maggie, smuglers hmmmm, lol

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  2. Good shot, Maggie. Makes one's imagination start spinning. ~ Sarah

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  3. Eons ago, one of my favorite TV shows was Poldark, and I remember much of one season involved smuggling and Cornwall! Thanks for the memory!

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  4. Cold, dank, scary - somehow gaol is a much better word than jail!

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  5. Such a cool, old door! Fascinating history too!
    Jane

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  6. It doesn't take much imagination to see the dark deeds done past the rusty door! ~ Maureen

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  7. Very ominous! But a pretty door! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. «Louis» is delighted that you are contributing this to Monday Doorways which posts Monday at 0601 hrs central Europe time.

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  9. I'm crazy about European doors. This is great. xo

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  10. It looks like something out of DuMaurier's Jamaica Inn. Lots of scope for imagination there.

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  11. Maggie,

    Gorgeous shot of that door! Didn't lead to the cold cellar I would imagine!!!

    Carol

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  12. What fun! Fabulous shot of the door, Maggie.

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  13. Very good photo.

    Regards and best wishes

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