Sunday 24 March 2019

The Face of Neptune the Sea God at Charlestown, Cornwall

Neptune carved in wood in Cornwall
The face of Neptune the Sea God seen at Charlestown, Cornwall.  The carving has been created from the remains of a tree outside one of the cottages. It was carved by Peter Martin and commissioned by Sarita and Jason Miller. 
Neptune Sea God carved from wood at Charlestown, Cornwall
Neptune has a purpose, and it is to raise funds for the local Little Harbour children's hospice. Picture takers are asked to pop some money in a box for the charity. 

If you are in Charlestown and snap a photo, please leave a few coins to help terminally ill children. This is a genuine charity and one I donate to personally. I look at my young grandchildren, who are healthy and robust, and realise how lucky I am.

The carving has weathered since I snapped these photos.
Wooden Neptune Sea God at Charlestown, Cornwall
As I understand it Neptune was the god of the sea, in Roman religion, and was the brother of Jupiter and Pluto.


  1. I've seen a lot of tree carvings but this is in a league of its own. Very impressive and well photographed too 😊

    1. Thanks David, Peter Martin has quite a talent. It sits right by the pavement so passers by can't miss seeing the carving.

  2. That must have been quite a tree in its day! I’m glad it is now serving a good cause. Your photos are great and I especially like the close up. Looks as if he might be weeping.

    1. I thought the same about the weeping, but only noticed this when I looked at the photos - Thanks Ann.




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