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#629145 - 06/12/10 01:14 PM Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED
AmunPtah Offline
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Registered: 09/25/07
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Hi all,
Continuing my series of Lost Crown/Barrow Hill related features, I am pleased to present a video of the locations that inspired Barrow Hill.
You can see the video by looking for The Investigative Author podcast on iTunes, or by heading to http://www.tomrbaynham.com/2010/09/01/video-episode-2-the-real-barrow-hill/
Please leave a comment here or on my blog if you enjoyed the video.
Cheers!

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Hi all,

Just returned from my latest trip down to Cornwall. Along with visiting tons of ancient megalithic sites, I was also able to get photos of more of the real locations featured in The Lost Crown and in Barrow Hill! In particular:

The Ager/Karswell House - The actual place, Morwhellam Quay in Devon! I have created a new set for these photos.

Gruel's Antiques - I have pictures of the interior now from the Looe Museum, and a photo of Mr Gruel!

Barrow Hill Petrol Station - With real pump action!

You can see all of the pictures by going to my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomrbaynham/

SECONDLY, as well as collecting these new photos, I revisted all the sites and took VIDEO!!! I'm putting together a documentary using this video, so watch this space for further updates on that.

ALSO, I got to take a sneaky look at a couple of locations that will be featured in The Last Crown, photos and video again, and will be uploading those soon too.

Let me know your comments!

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#629173 - 06/12/10 02:38 PM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: AmunPtah]
MaG Offline
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Thanks, AmunPtah.

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#629203 - 06/12/10 05:34 PM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: MaG]
Becky Offline
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That was fun! Beautiful photos. I liked the caterpillar. grin

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#629250 - 06/12/10 09:42 PM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: Becky]
cruise02 Offline
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Registered: 07/21/09
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Oooooo....Really, really nice pictures, AmunPtah! You sure are lucky! I wish I could visit the places in real life that I visit in my adventure games (sigh).

I have Barrow Hill PC game, played it 5 years ago, but I recall that petrol station and that big monolith that blocks your path randomly during gameplay - that's all I remember from the game.

EDIT - scrolled through all 39 pgs of your photo site, AmunPtah, I was looking for that monolith that is supposed to block your path during gameplay - but didn't see it. Does that monolith really exist?


Edited by cruise02 (06/12/10 09:56 PM)
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#629278 - 06/13/10 03:09 AM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: cruise02]
AmunPtah Offline
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Registered: 09/25/07
Posts: 178
Mag: NP!

Becky: That was a surprise find. Walking through Carrion Woods (Windsor Woods) I came across many large beetles too. On Bodmin I almost trod on an adder, which was a bit scary (only the third time I've seen a snake in the UK).

cruise02: I think Matt based the sentry stone on the standing stones and menhirs all across the UK, rather than one specific stone. I will be uploading many photographs of this type of thing later today, so do check back on Flickr and you may find something similar.

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#629290 - 06/13/10 05:05 AM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: AmunPtah]
old lady Offline
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Registered: 05/17/06
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Loc: cornwall england
Hi AmunPtah, love the photo's and what a surprise to see the museum that I help at twice a week here on this site.
On "The Looe and Polperro Forum" there are many other photos of this area, is it possible to show your photos on that site because I know a lot of people would like to see them?
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#629325 - 06/13/10 09:33 AM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: old lady]
AmunPtah Offline
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old lady: Will do. Do you have a URL for that so I get the right place?

One set of photographs I still need to get is of the interior of The Plough in Duloe, that stands in for The Bear. Unfortunately the pub was not occupied when I was down in Looe, so I couldn't go inside. I did get a look inside one of the windows though and saw the fireplace where the cat sits, as the lights were on and the estate agent was showing someone around.

Hopefully someone will buy the business and not change anything inside when they do!

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#629352 - 06/13/10 11:51 AM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: AmunPtah]
old lady Offline
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Registered: 05/17/06
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Loc: cornwall england
I think this is correct http://looeandpolperro.freeforums,org
Other lovers of Lost Crown might find things of interest at that site.
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#629356 - 06/13/10 12:45 PM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: old lady]
FlyingDutchman42 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/04
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Loc: The Netherlands
Very impressive Amunptah, happydance

You visited the sites for all of us
who love the games.

Would love to go myself, but must make my
financial choices.

very nice pictures indeed,

robert laugh scared


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#629364 - 06/13/10 02:15 PM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: FlyingDutchman42]
AmunPtah Offline
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Registered: 09/25/07
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old lady: Thanks. I'll do the sign-up rigmarole and post there.

FlyingDutchman42: Thanks Robert. Getting to Cornwall can be a trek even if you live in the UK, but if you ever do get to visit the UK, your trip won't be complete without a visit to Cornwall.

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#629367 - 06/13/10 02:24 PM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: AmunPtah]
GBC Offline
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Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 14407
Loc: Massachusetts
Fabulous pics AmunPtah. I envy you so much. Cornwall fascinates me. I would love to visit Cornwall someday.

old lady, lucky you !
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#629371 - 06/13/10 02:39 PM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: GBC]
AmunPtah Offline
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Registered: 09/25/07
Posts: 178
GBC, another thanks!

If anyone is interested in a tour of the locations (inc. Last Crown and Bracken Tor if they are released) next April/May, let me know. I'll put together a list and itinerary and have a look at minibus hire.

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#630514 - 06/17/10 11:19 AM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: AmunPtah]
old lady Offline
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Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 582
Loc: cornwall england
If you need any help, let me know.


Edited by old lady (06/17/10 11:19 AM)
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#630560 - 06/17/10 03:51 PM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: old lady]
Jarkeld Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 488
Loc: Heemskerk, NL
Would love to be able to go on such a tour.

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#631655 - 06/21/10 05:09 PM Re: Lost Crown & Barrow Hill Location Photos UPDATED [Re: Jarkeld]
AmunPtah Offline
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Registered: 09/25/07
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old lady: Would be very welcome, especially double checking that locations like the museum will be open on those days.

Jarkeld: You never know! Last trip there were more people from the Netherlands in the area than from any other country, almost the UK included!

UPDATE: The locations video documentary is almost complete, with nearly 50 minutes of footage. Now I just need to add titles, information on where the locations are and maybe some commentary and music. I expect it to be ready before Friday, with a podcast version and a higher quality Youtube version (once I figure out how to split the file).


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (06/21/10 05:13 PM)
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