St. Piran's Cross, 6th century
Penhale Sands, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England
I'm visiting my parents in the Chicago suburbs right now, and the other day I visited the local public library, which has been extensively expanded and renovated since I last visited. I was pleased to see that they have held onto many of the books I enjoyed as a young'un, Mysterious Britain, an overview of the many megalithic monuments in the United Kingdom and Ireland. This is one such monument, an ancient stone cross dedicated to one of Cornwall's patron saints, St. Piran, whose abbey was founded near Perranzabuloe.