Weekly Photo Challenge: Security

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

Security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm. It applies to any vulnerable and/or valuable asset, such as a person, dwelling, community, item, nation, or organization.

Emotional security is the measure of the stability of an individual’s emotional state. Emotional insecurity or simply insecurity is a feeling of general unease or nervousness that may be triggered by perceiving of oneself to be vulnerable
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Emotional insecurity is how I’m feeling right now as Mom was rushed into hospital nearly a month ago and it’s still touch and go whether she will survive, so not much of an interesting blog off me again this week as it’s hard to concentrate, but need to keep busy.

Medieval Knight
Ancient security – Medieval suit of armour. The word armour was introduced into use in the Middle Ages as a borrowing from the French. It is dated from 1297, as a “mail, defensive covering worn in combat” from Old French armoire, itself derived from the Latin armatura “arms and/or equipment” with the root arma “arms or gear”.
Baluarte De San Diego Gardens
Shotgun security at Baluarte De San Diego Gardens. Located along the walls of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. it was designed and built by Jesuit priest Antonio Sedeno from 1586 to 1587 and it is one of the oldest stone fortifications in Intramuros.
War Memorabilia
Vintage security a First World War gas mask, a clip of five bullets and the Webley Revolver, the standard issue service pistol for the armed forces of the United Kingdom, the British Empire, and the Commonwealth from 1887 until 1963.
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Entrance to St Celynnin Church, possibly one of the remotest churches in Wales and is amongst the oldest, hence the small secure safe. A small and simple building, it probably dates from the 12th century and was pre-dated by an earlier church of timber, near Henryd, Conwy, north Wales, UK,
St Tegai Cross
security rail around the Celtic cross at St Tegai church Llandygai north Wales
Victorian Hospital ward
Victorian Hospital ward keeping us safe and secure – maybe
Penmon Lighthouse
Security Light – The lighthouse at Penmon Point was built after the tragic disaster of the steam ship Rothesay Castle in 1831. When a day trip from Liverpool turned to tragedy with the loss of passengers and crew, it was decided that a lighthouse and accompanying Lifeboat Station was needed. The lighthouse watches over the treacherous waters between Penmon Point and Puffin Island, south east Anglesey, Wales, UK
Duke of Lancaster Graffiti
Keep out security fence and sign. Graffiti artist have been using the Duke since August 2012 in hope of making it Europes largest open air Art Gallery. 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-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) Impressionism style
Trevors Rusty Gate
Rusty security gate over looking Trevor Basin, a Canal basin on the Llangollen Canal, situated near Trevor, in Clwyd, between Llangollen and Ruabon. The basin was originally built at the northern end of the central section of the Ellesmere Canal, just 150yds north of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, north wales, UK

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In memory of my dear Mother 3rd January 1933 – 14th April 2017 RIP

Till memory fades and life departs, you live forever in our hearts

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

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

 

Daffodil Valley
Tree in a field of daffodils spring time in Wales UK
Autumn Shadows
Leaves turning red in Autumnal forest
Autumn Leaves
Leaves turning red in Autumnal forest
strange old piece of ironwork in the park, textured
strange old piece of ironwork in the park
Bluebells
Bluebell meadow UK
Spring Park Bench
spring has arrived with beautiful blossom and perfectly placed wooden bench to relax on
Signs Of Spring
bridge over lake in spring

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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: The Road Taken

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken – show us something that surprised you on “the road taken.” It could be a heritage building in your city or town as seen from a new-to-you angle, a yummy meal on a road trip detour, or the penny you found on a casual stroll. (I still love to find pennies — always a small thrill!) This challenge is wide open — show us the excitement, surprise, wonder, or amazement of your “road taken.”

 

Vintage Shop
The road taken to a Victorian corner shop England
Llanrwst Cottage
The road taken to the excellent Llanrwst 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.
Walled City
The road taken is Muralla Street, Intramuros (Latin, within the walls) is the oldest district and historic core of the City of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Also called the Walled City
Cottage Ruin
The road taken passed by the wonderful Rhos quarry barrack ruins near Capel Curig. Snowdonia National Park. North Wales.UK.
Pump House Way
The road taken to the old Pumping Engine House at Dorothea Slate Quarry, Talysarn, Nantlle Valley, north Wales, UK. The Dorothea Quarry specialised in the production of blue and purple slates, mostly for roofing. Slate is a metamorphosed shale and that in Snowdonia is of Ordovician age. The quarry officially opened in 1829 though illegal quarrying in and around Nantlle had been active throughout the eighteenth century. Further investment was made in 1835 but production did not really get underway until the building boom of the latter nineteenth century. The Dorothea Quarry is five hundred feet deep and the last four hundred are in water. Around 1900 the company experimented with electric pumps to keep the quarry dewatered but was dissatisfied with them. Accordingly, in 1906 they installed a Cornish engine by Holman Brothers of Camborne, said to be the last ever built. The engine pumped ten gallons per second from five hundred feet working in a shaft of 465 feet depth. Its two coal-fired Lancashire boilers fed steam to a sixty-inch diameter single cylinder that rocked a cast-steel beam of twenty-three tons. The engine worked until 1951 when it was replaced by a sixty horse-power electric pump. It did brief duty in 1956. The engine and its house remain intact though the pump assembly has decayed and the boilers have been vandalised by copper thieves. The quarry closed in 1970
Old Cottage
winter sun light on the old abandoned cottage
Celtic Cross
On the northern side of the Great Orme,Llandudno, north Wales, UK nestling in a sheltered hollow, is the church of Saint Tudno built in the 12th century.
Wat Rong Khun
The road taken to Wat Rong Khun the contemporary unconventional buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Construction began in 1997
Red Square Malacca
The road taken to Christ Church built in 1753 an Anglican church in the Dutch Square of Malacca, Malaysia. It is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia. The church is built in Dutch Colonial architecture style and is laid out in a simple rectangle of 82 feet by 42 feet. The ceiling rises to 40 feet and is spanned by wooden beams, each carved from a single tree. The roof is covered with Dutch tiles and the walls were raised using Dutch bricks built on local laterite blocks then coated with Chinese plaster. The floors of the church are paved with granite blocks originally used as ballast for merchant ships
MBK Bangkok
The very busy road taken to MBK Center, also known as Mahboonkrong, is a large shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. At eight stories high, the center contains around 2,000 shops
Seri Gemilang Bridge 1
The road taken over Putrajaya Dam & Pedestrian Bridge This 135-metre pedestrian built by capitalising on the uniqueness of the labyrinth spillway is yet another landmark for Putrajaya. Located at Precinct 5 is located near the Seri Gemilang Bridge and the Putrajaya Convention Centre. Reflecting on the natural environment, this 135m footbridge consists of a butterfly-like arch with curved deck. This double asymmetrical tubular arch bridge is specially designed for pedestrian and cyclist crossing the Putrajaya Lake. Putrajaya is a planned city, located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Long Walk
The wooden road taken to Nalusuan island in the Cebu Strait situated in between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island. Philippines
Tour Boat Sunset
The road taken to our Tour boat moored off the Pandanon Island Bohol, Philippines
Llyn Peninsula
The road taken high above the Llyn Peninsula a beautiful, hilly arm of land tapering from Snowdonia’s mountains into the Irish Sea. north Wales UK
Winding Road
The winding road taken through Snowdonia, North Wales, UK
Valley Light
The road taken through the winter valley north Wales UK
Almost Home
The road taken through part of the Nant Ffrancon Pass in Snowdonia, a stretch of the old A5 roman road between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy North Wales
Stop Sign
The road not taken – Stop sign at a snow covered country lane
Tsunami Hazard Zone Sign
The road taken with caution – Tsunami blue and white hazard zone Sign in Thai and English

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is A Good Match

Mountain Train
A good match for the not so fit – 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.
Ferrari 328 GTS
A good match a beautiful Italian classic 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS and a warm summers day
Wolseley Classic Car
A good match a British car in a beautiful Welsh landscape. 1938 Wolseley 25 D.H.C.
Wolseley Motors
A good match of vintage cars, Wolseley Hornet a six-cylinder twelve fiscal horsepower lightweight automobile which was offered as a saloon car, coupé and open two-seater as well as the usual rolling chassis for bespoke coachwork. Produced by Wolseley Motors Limited from 1930 to 1936, the Hornet was unveiled to the public at the end of April 1930
Vintage Day
A good match of vintage transport, a 1924 Vauxhall 30-98 Tourer with Lancaster bomber and Supermarine Spitfire overhead
Vintage Military Transport
A good match of Military transport. The C-47 Dakota was manufactured in the USA by Douglas in March 1942 and initially issued to the United States Army Air Force. In September that year the aircraft was transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and served in Canada during World War Two. It was subsequently deployed to Europe with the RCAF until declared surplus to requirements by the Canadians in 1971. 1943 CX22S Heavy artillery tractor
Green Canoe
A good match of canoeists on the Padarn Lake during autumn, Llanberis north Wales UK
Geirionydd Lake
A good match of canoes on the Geirionydd lake, near Capel Curig and Betws y Coed, North Wales UK, where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres
Morfa Nefyn Bay
A good match the moored boat at Morfa Nefyn beach, a calm sea and a great pub behind me, Llyn Peninsula, north Wales, UK
Welsh Farmhouse
A good match of traditional stone built, a 16th century farmhouse with bridge, note the crooked chimney
Beach Sunset
A good match the sun and sand, sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines
Sunset At The Lighthouse
A good match of light, the Sunset at the abandoned Talacre Lighthouse North Wales UK
Lighthouse Triptych
A good match of decay on the abandoned Lighthouse at Point of Ayre, Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK.
buddha in the jungle
A good match of 3 giant golden Budhhas surrounded by Thai Jungle
Views of IronBridge
A good match of  bridge and river, The worlds first Iron Bridge built over the river Severn in 1779. The site was designated World Heritage by UNESCO in 1986, in recognition of its major role in the birth of the industrial revolution. Ironbridge, Shropshire, England.
Thailand Longboats
Matching Thai longboast in this Triptych off the beautiful coast of Koh Lanta in the straits of malacca Thailand
3802 Steam Train
A good match of Victorian design. The 3802 Steam Loco. Llangollen Railway forms part of the old Ruabon to Barmouth Line, All the stations along the track are of a typical Victorian design and each station has been recreated in 1950’s Great Western colour scheme. It is currently the longest preserved standard gauge line in Wales
A good match of Mansion Hallways
A good match of Decorative Mansion hallways
Stained Glass Montage
A good match of ancient stained glass windows
Victorian Cottage
A good match of Victorian living, dinner table with wash bowl, jug and soap in a Working Class House
Sunflowers
A good matching of Thai sunflowers
Autumn in the Park
A good match for photographers the old park bench at Autumn with the acers turning red

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is Against the Odds: Maybe it’s a photo of an unlikely occurrence. Maybe it’s the photo itself that goes against the odds — a shot you never thought you’d get. Maybe it’s a photo of something you’re not sure you’ll be able to do.

Or maybe i will just Wing It and hope for the best lol

Ruins at Cwmorthin
Looking down over the lake at the ruins at Cwmorthin Slate Quarry, near the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, UK
Cwmorthin Slate Ruins
Against the odds of rain at the ruins of the Cwmorthin Slate Quarry, a substantial disused slate mine found on the shores of Cwmorthin lake above the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, UK.
Decorative Gate Snowdonia
Against the odds of getting a people free photo at the decorative Iron Gate, the gate leads to Idwal lake and the Devils Kitchen, with Tryfan Mountain to the left. Snowdonia national park, north Wales,UK
Tryfan Snowdonia
Against the odds the clouds broke and Sunbathed Tryfan mountain was visible. One of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. The top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows Winter at the Snowdonia National Park, north Wales, UK
Llandudno Pier
Against the odds of breaking my neck on the slippery rocks i managed to get a long exposure image of the Llandudno Pier, a seaside resort on the coast of North Wales, UK. At 2,295 ft the pier is the longest in Wales and the fifth longest in England and Wales
Conwy Castle
Against the odds of being bitten by a medieval vampire i took this night photograph of Conwy Castle, Conwy Castle dominates the mouth of the River Conwy and the walled town of Conwy in North Wales, UK The castle was built on the orders of King Edward I of England and construction began in 1283. Today the castle is one of the best preserved castles in the whole of North Wales.

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

It’s been a very long time since i posted to my blog, sick Parents, lack of motivation, no new photos etc, fortunately i was invited out by a very good friend Mike Hardisty a few weeks ago and we made the best of our Welsh weather, so in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

Winter Shadows of Snowdonia:

Clouds Over Tryfan
Tryfan mountain forms part of the Glyderau group, and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. Under the cloud the top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows
Pen yr Ole Wen Mountain
Pen yr Ole Wen is the seventh highest mountain in Snowdonia and in Wales. It is the most southerly of the Carneddau range. The mountain lies to the north of Idwal Cottage youth hostel on the A5 road, from where it has a pyramidal appearance. The wooden foot bridge leads to Cwm Idwal lake, Snowdonia, north Wales UK
Winter River Rapids
Winter at the wooden foot bridge leading to Cwm Idwal lake, Snowdonia, north Wales UK Cwm Idwal is a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology.
River Rapids Snowdonia
Winter rapids at Cwm Idwal a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found.
Bridge to Idwal Lake
Winter at the wooden foot bridge leading to Cwm Idwal lake, Snowdonia, north Wales UK Cwm Idwal is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife.
Winter Rapids of Snowdonia
Winter rapids at Cwm Idwal
Tryfan and Ogwen River
View along and up Ogwen Falls towards Tryfan mountain one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. The top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows Winter at the Snowdonia National Park, north Wales, UK
Snowdonia Landscape Winter
Winter at the Nant Ffrancon Pass and Ogwen river, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking towards the old A5 roman road between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK
Winter at Snowdonia
Winter Panorama at Snowdonia, view of the small wooden Footbridge at the base of Llyn Idwal, Tryfan and the Devils Kitchen, snowdonia national park, north Wales, UK
Nant Ffrancon Winter
Winter Panorama at the Nant Ffrancon Pass, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking towards the old roman road the A5 between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK
Snowdon Cyclists
Winter Cyclists on the Winding Road to Snowdon Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, the highest mountain in Wales and England.
The Snowdon Star
The Snowdon Star boat trips on Padarn Lake offering panoramic views of Snowdonia. Llanberis, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

I’v been struggling with this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge Quest A long or arduous search for something, in my case a Quest for a nice photo, a Knights Quest ….

 

Medieval Knight
Start of our Knights Quest – Medieval suit of armour. The word armour was introduced into use in the Middle Ages as a borrowing from the French. It is dated from 1297, as a “mail, defensive covering worn in combat” from Old French armoire, itself derived from the Latin armatura “arms and/or equipment” with the root arma “arms or gear”.
Room of Swords
Quest for some weapons – room full of victorian weapons in the old mansion
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Get the lawn looking good before our Knights quest begins -a mock Norman castle. It was originally a medieval fortified manor house.
Field Of Daffodils
Yup gardens looking good – Field Of Daffodils
The Anchor
A ship, a ship! My Kingdom for a ship! – The anchor outside Conwy Castle north Wales UK. Construction of the castle began in 1283
Conwy Castle Wales
Plant pot looking good – Built between 1283 and 1289 during King Edward I’s second campaign in North Wales. Conwy remains one of the most outstanding achievements of medieval military architecture.
The Path Leadeth Me Home
My quest for a medieval stairlift – Conwy Castle Wales was built between 1283 and 1289 during King Edward I’s second campaign in North Wales. Conwy remains one of the most outstanding achievements of medieval military architecture.
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It’s time Sir Knight – The Castle the wonderful garden and the sundial
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Quest for a bigger boat – Conwy Castle reflections north Wales UK. Construction of the castle began in 1283
Caernarfon Castle
Re-Quest the sea comes back – Caernarfon Castle is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a daunting prospect. By throwing his weight around in stone, King Edward I created what is surely one of the most impressive of Wales’s castles. Most castles are happy with round towers, not Caernarfon! Polygonal towers were the order of the day, with the Eagle Tower being the most impressive of these. note the colour-coded stones carefully arranged in bands. The site of this great castle wasn’t chosen by accident. It had previously been the location of a Norman motte and bailey castle and before that a Roman fort stood nearby. The lure of water and easy access to the sea made the banks of the River Seiont an ideal location. Caernarfon Castle is architecturally one of the most impressive of all of the castles in the world.
Dolbadarn Castle
Think our Knight needs something a little more lavish for his quest – Dolbadarn Castle stands on a rocky hill some eighty feet above Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris in the Llanberis Pass between Caernarfon and Snowdonia. The 13th century Castle is listed as a World Heritage Site.
Victorian kitchen
Fit for a Knights quest – Victorian kitchen and table
Ancient Coffin
End of our Knights Quest – 13th century stone coffin in Gwydir Chapel at St Grwsts Church, Llanrwst, Conwy, north Wales.

 

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https://gunroswell.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/quest-for-the-daily-post/
https://matarophotographs.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/the-flourescent-quest/
https://mikehardisty.wordpress.com/2016/09/29/red-light-on-router-internet-down/
https://thewishfactor.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/weekly-photo-challenge-quest/
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

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

This week, share your own interpretation of “edge.”

 

sunset-pool
Curved edge seascape Sunset
Sunset Reflections
Seascape Sunset North Wales UK
Days End
Muted colours at days end North Wales UK
The Last Posts
Sunset Seascape of a Groyne at Rhyl North Wales UK
National Park Sunset
Beautiful sunset at the lake Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand Tthe marine national park opened in 1966 and was the first coastal national park in Thailand. Located just 63 kilometers south of Hua Hin. Painterly style
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The Weir at the end of Ogwen Lake, Snowdonia with Tryfan mountain in the background, North Wales, UK.
Geirionydd Lake
Geirionydd lake lies in a valley near Capel Curig and Betws y Coed, North Wales UK, where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres
Crib Goch Mountain
Crib Goch is described as a knife-edged arête in the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, Wales. The name means red ridge in the Welsh language. The highest point on the arête is 923 metres (3,028 ft) above sea level. All routes which tackle Crib Goch are considered mountaineering routes in winter or scrambles in summer The zigzag path leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track and Miners Track above lake Glaslyn. Snowdonia north Wales UK
Sheep of Snowdonia
Lake Teyrn sits on the popular miners path up to Mount Snowdon past the higher lake Llydaw – the largest and deepest lake on Snowdons is crossed by a causeway at its eastern end. The zigzag path on the left leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track and Miners Track above lake Glaslyn. Welsh Mountain sheep are small, hardy sheep from the higher parts of the Welsh mountains. The males have horns, and the females are polled; they have no wool on the face or legs, and they have long tails.
Penmon Point Lighthouse
The lighthouse at Penmon Point was built after the tragic disaster of the steam ship Rothesay Castle in 1831. When a day trip from Liverpool turned to tragedy with the loss of passengers and crew, it was decided that a lighthouse and accompanying Lifeboat Station was needed. The lighthouse watches over the treacherous waters between Penmon Point and Puffin Island, south east Anglesey, Wales, UK
Twr Mawr Anglesey
Llanddwyn Island off the west coast of Anglesey, North Wales. The island forms part of the National Nature Reserve of Newborough Warren. The lighthouse Twr Mawr marks the western entrance to the Menai Strait.
Thai Floating Village
The colourful floating raft village in Sangkhlaburi Thailand, located 225 kilometres northwest of Kanchanaburi and 24 kilometres from the Burmese border, Sangkhlaburi’s seclusion only adds to its mystique. Painting style
Autumn Tea House
15th century cottage, 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.
Castle Tower
Ancient castle path

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