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Llandudno Pier [Jul. 27th, 2007|02:02 pm]
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[User Picture]From: frumiousb
2007-07-27 01:26 pm (UTC)
lovely shots.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-07-27 02:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2007-07-27 02:03 pm (UTC)
This has been such a hellish week, and your photos have made it easier. I can just transport myself to Llandudno!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-07-27 02:08 pm (UTC)
That's splendid! I'm so pleased these have a use.

There are- of course- a whole lot more Llandudno pix in my LJ Scrapbook.
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2007-07-27 02:13 pm (UTC)
It looks like the quintessential British Holiday Spot. I'm kind of surprised that it's not more crowded, but that's part of the appeal. We've had very cool weather this year, and enough rain to be Ireland instead of Austin, but some year when it's 110 degrees and dry as a sun-bleached bone, Llandudno would be an excellent place to escape to.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-07-27 03:07 pm (UTC)
It's a rather out of the way spot- and very old-fashioned. It's appeal is very much to the older generation.

There was a show on in the local theatre- advertised with a lot of grinning ancients in uniform- featuring the comedy and songs of WWII. *Shudders*
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[User Picture]From: richenda
2007-07-31 09:05 am (UTC)
This is true - the hotels and B and Bs are full of "older generation" - but we get hordes of younger generation day visitors, often from Manchester and Stockport or Chester.
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[User Picture]From: richenda
2007-07-31 09:03 am (UTC)
We do get huge crowds on certain days - especially in the school holidays. Most people stay nearer the shops and at the landward end of the pier, or they go up the Orme, rather than to the seaward end of the pier.
I'm always amused by te sight of people eating their picnics surrounded by shops, when a shortish walk will give them a sea view!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-07-31 09:49 am (UTC)
I noticed that.

I walked away from the town centre and suddenly- up there on the Orme- I was all alone. It was glorious.
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[User Picture]From: richenda
2007-07-31 11:33 am (UTC)
Well done, you!I can't do it.
The "older generation", if infirm, has to stick to the car or bus or tram and the Visitor Centre.
Young families, if they want to do hillwalking, tend to head for Snowdonia. In fact, walking up the Orme is not as easy as people might think.
Let me know when you are coming this way again?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-07-31 12:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, I will....
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[User Picture]From: mummm
2007-07-27 03:04 pm (UTC)
Oh so nice!!! Those FLOWERS! Wow

Shot two made me giggle. I was thinking about my comment about the hotel that seemed to go downhill!

The third picture could be right out of the movies. A Penny Arcade and a picturesque one at that! Too cool.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-07-27 03:30 pm (UTC)
I tilted the camera so as to get all the elements I wanted into frame. I rather like the result.
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[User Picture]From: mummm
2007-07-27 03:38 pm (UTC)
Oh me too! That's just how I first reacted. :-)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-07-27 05:47 pm (UTC)
And I didn't have to worry if I'd got the horizon straight.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2007-07-27 03:25 pm (UTC)
OH! Is that a newer version of the old teacup ride? I love it. As a child I always used to beg to ride those. I stll love spinnig around.
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That first shot is postcard perfect with the banks of hydrangeas (hortensias) in the foreground and the third could be called "Study in Blue". What a sky. The old pavilion roof is wonderful.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-07-27 03:38 pm (UTC)
Newer version? I don't think anything in Llandudno is particularly new. I should imagine this is exactly like the one you use to ride.

Thanks for naming the flowers. I've been wondering what they were.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2007-07-27 03:53 pm (UTC)
It just looks so shiny and new. It´s probably well-cared for and has regular paint jobs. There are flashier versions of those teacups in modern day amusement parks.
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[User Picture]From: clindau
2007-07-27 07:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, these make me want to travel.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-07-27 07:41 pm (UTC)
I feel the same way. So much to see, so little time to do it in.
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