Conwy's great and has the UK's smallest habitable house, or so it claims.
Yes, we saw the world's smallest house. there were two elderly women in peasant costume and steeple hats standing outside, pimping it and selling tourist trash. I steered well clear.
How about Anglesey?
The new road across Anglesey, plus the improved Cardiff - Bangor rail service, plus the air service Cardiff to Valley, have all encouraged much bilding of new houses and restoration of buildings that have been derelict for thirty years.
I'm told that the demand has slowed for the winter, so this might be a good time for you to lok at this
I'd like to visit Anglesey, but I don't think I could live there.
We're not really thinking of moving, just fantasising. We put the house on the market a couple of years back and I bottled out as the offers started coming in.
I like it here.
>>>I'd like to visit Anglesey, but I don't think I could live there
Well, I've got a rather cramped spare room, and a sofa bed.
But why couldn't you live there?
That's very kind of you.
Why? Basically because I'm a stick in the mud. I don't want to move from where I am now. Also it's a roots thing. If I moved to the country it would have to be to some place I already feel a connection with- like East Kent or Sussex or maybe Somerset.
>> I'm in two minds about Conwy: one it's magnificent, two it's a symbol of Empire and oppression and the Welsh would be justified in bulldozing it to the ground.
Esp as one of the motives for building it just there was to conceal the burial place of Llwellyn
I didn't know that.
Edward I was a bastard.
I didn't know that.
Edward I was a bastard
It takes a very special and nasty mind to do what he did at Conwy - build his castle on top of Llewellyn's grave.
That first photo is amazing. The opening in the cloud cover, the light streaming through *just so*, the shiny path on the water. Opportunities like that are very scarce and you captured it perfectly.
What magnificent walls! I´m aware of the reasons for bulldozing but I still think it would be a historical crime of sorts to do so. There aren´t many sights like that left in the world.
Thanks, I'm glad you like that one.
It's an amazing castle- but horrible with it.
If you send that sunlight on the water shot to the Welsh tourist board they should buy it to use in their calendar!
Now there's a thought! :)
ahhh i can almost feel smell taste the air.
That's the sort of reaction I'm trying for.
thats just incredibly beautiful. could you live near the water?
Good question. I never have done, so I'm not sure. We came close to moving to the seaside a couple of years ago but bottled out at the last minute.
You are SUCH a good photographer! I love all of these shots!
To be able to move to such a place, with these views of water! I'd be shivering with impulsive plans.
It's fun to know you two are traveling these days. I still tell my family about Tony and Ailz going to Spain by train over the mountains to see Picasso's exhibit. It sounds so exotic (she gushed).
I hate the thought of moving. I'm a stick in the mud.
I love to visit places like this, but after a few days I'm itching to get home.
Ah - 'Blake Lines' (what my husband calls the rays of light shining down from the clouds).
Very beatiful photos.
"Blake lines"- as in William Blake?
Typo. Photo. One at the top. Not sure about the... what is it, a microwave tower or something?