Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

In response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green!

Cloaked in shades of red, gold and green the Virginia Creeper covering the Tu Hwnt i’r Bont Tearoom a quaint 15th century cottage changes as Autumn approaches on the west bank of the River Conwy in Llanrwst, North Wales, UK

Once a courthouse, and now a tea-room owned by the National Trust next to Pont Fawr a narrow three-arch stone bridge, It is said to have been designed by Inigo Jones and it was built in 1636 by Sir John Wynn of Gwydir Castle. The bridge connects the town with Gwydir, a manor house dating from 1492, Originally built to carry horses and carts.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

wish i had ….

Llanrwst Bridge and Tea Room
wish i was having a coffee here with friends – In Autumn the most photographed tea room in Britain. 15th century cottage, once a courthouse, and now a tea-room, Llanrwst north Wales UK
Waunfawr Station
wish they weren’t waiting for me again – The No 87 steam loco at Waunfawr station on the Welsh Highland Railway north Wales UK.
Mountain Train
wish i’d have caught the train – The Snowdon Mountain Railway is a narrow gauge rack and pinion mountain railway in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. It is a tourist railway that travels for 4.7 miles from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales.
Church in the Sea
wish I had remembered my wellington boots – St Cwyfan is known as the Church in the Sea. It is to be found on a small tidal island called Cribinau located off the west coast of Anglesey and close to the village of Aberffraw. Also known as Llangwyfan the church can be reached on foot at low tide. The present building is said to date back to the 12th or 13th Century
River Kwai Kanchanaburi
wish i had remembered the mosquito spray – Floating resort on the banks of the River Kwai Kanchanaburi Thailand,
Ty Coch Inn
wish i had popped in for a drink – In 2013 This tiny pub in Wales was named as one of the worlds best beach bars, beating hotspots in Australia, Florida and the Caribbean. Ty Coch Inn – Welsh for Red House looks out onto the Irish Sea and the sands at Porthdinllaen on the North Wales coast.
wish the storm hadn't damaged this pier
wish the storm hadn’t damaged this Victoria Pier
Lighthouse Sunset
wish that guy would move – Seascape Sunset and person silhouette at Talacre Lighthouse North Wales UK
Captain jack
wish i could get inside – The Duke of Lancaster was a railway steamer passenger ship that operated in Europe from 1956 to 1979, and is currently beached near Mostyn Docks, on the River Dee, north Wales.
Over There
Wish you would look my way – Feral horse at the Nant Ffrancon Pass north wales, UK. Obviously not interested in being todays Model
Hello Cow
Wish i was on the other side of the gate – Highland cow, the breed was developed in the Scottish Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. Breeding stock has been exported to the rest of the world
Neighbours Moggy
wish you would stop chasing the birds
Victorian Bakery
wish i was vegetarian -victorian bakery with a rat on the table
Victorian Dentist Sign
wish i had better teeth – Victorian dentist door sign England
Victorian Dentist
wish i had a time machine – victorian dentist chair and office – let the pain begin
Smallest House
wish i had a bigger home – The Smallest House in Great Britain, also known as the Quay House, is a tourist attraction on the quay in Conwy, Wales. The house, which has a floor area of 3.05 metre by 1.8 metre (10 feet by 6 feet) and a height of 3.1 metre (10 feet 2 inches) to the eaves
Post Box v2
wishing for the good old days? An iconic red post box and lamp in a victorian street
Tea Room Gate
Wish the tea room gate was open
Huay Mongkol Temple
Wish that person would move – Huay Mongkol temple complex located some 15 kilometers west of Hua Hin, is famous for its enormous statue of one of Thailand’s most famous monks, named Luang Phor Thuad.
The Holy Bible
wishing on a bible
Kuala Lumpur City
Wish i didn’t have virtigo – The Petronas Towers are the tallest twin building in the world Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Completed 1 April 1994
Spring Meadow
wish my garden was as nice as this – Red tulips in spring meadow
Outside The Gate
wish i had this view – Through the victorian gate lies trees in a field of daffodils spring time in UK
The Observer
wish i could sit here and be a better blogger – victorian writing desk with a beautiful spring view

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio.

 

Llanrwst Bridge
3 Arches of the Pont Fawr Bridge, Llanrwst, north Wales, UK. A ford crossed the river Conwy in this vicinity long before it was bridged. The original bridge was declared unsafe in 1626 and preparations began for its replacement, In 1634 four Lancashire stonemasons were contracted to build the new bridge. The year 1636 and the royal coat of arms are shown on a plaque on the upstream side of the bridge, which is known as Pont Fawr – large bridge. The workmen who built the bridge inserted the keystones for the central arch upside down. This was not discovered until the opening day, when the arch collapsed. The central arch rises to c.18 metres above the water. The bridge features cutwaters – stonework shaped like a ship’s bow – up its full height. The river is the outlet for rainwater and meltwater from across a large area of Snowdonia one of the wettest places in Britain. The western arch was rebuilt in 1703, after the original collapsed in 1702. Since then the bridge has stood the test of countless floods and the advent of motorised road vehicles. The bridge is too narrow for vehicles to pass, and the hump-back limits forward visibility. This explains the local nickname Pont y Rhegi – bridge of swearing.

 

 

Three of a kind
3 Buddha’s surrounded by Thai jungle sitting above decorative Elephants, Hua Hin Thailand

 

Chapter House
3 windows of the chapter house interior at Valle Crucis Abbey located near Llangollen, north Wales, UK.
Victorian Soda Syphon
3 in a row, vintage soda syphons and a medicine bottle.
Three Wise Monkeys
3 wise Monkey Graffiti on The Duke of Lancaster, a railway steamer passenger ship that operated in Europe from 1956 to 1979, and is currently beached near Mostyn Docks, on the River Dee, north-east Wales. The Lancaster was sold to Liverpool based company Empirewise Ltd, who intended her to be used as a static leisure centre and market. She arrived at her new home at Llanerch-y-Mor, near Mostyn, on 10 August 1979. The ship was brought into a permanent dock and the hull was sealed not in concrete, as is commonly thought, but surrounded by a large tonnage of sand pulled out of the Dee estuary. Known as The Fun Ship, it was also possible to visit her bridge and engine room. Conversion for use as a 300-room hotel did not appear to go beyond the preliminary planning stage. Its use as The Fun Ship was relatively short-lived and it was subsequently closed to the public because access to the ship is via a bridge under the North Wales railway line, which is too low for emergency vehicles. Over time, the vessel has become increasingly derelict. The ship was later used as a warehouse by its owners Solitaire Liverpool Ltd, a clothing company registered to the same address as Empirewise Ltd. Despite rumours that the ship would be scrapped, the company stated that they have no plans either to sell it or to restore it and its current use is uncertain. Despite having large amounts of its exterior paintwork covered in rust, the interior of the ship is in good condition. It was featured in the 2011 series of BBC2s Coast. (Wikipedia)

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