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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Winter in Snowdonia

Snowdonia attracts over 6 million visitors annually, split almost equally between day and staying visitors, making it the third most visited national park in England and Wales. Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, it has the largest National Park in Wales, it also boasts the largest natural lake in Wales and the highest mountain in England and Wales, Snowdon which is 3,560 ft (1,085 m). More than 26,000 people live within the park, of whom about 62% can speak at least some Welsh.

This wonderful area is only an hours drive for me so I’m often found wondering around there looking for some great shots, last week’s visit was excellent as i was riding shotgun with my photograph buddy Mike Hardisty, he has a superb blog here, it was cold, icy and lots of snow, just what us photographers want.

Here are a few of the days shots.

A Winter's Day
Boat house at lake Ogwen, Snowdonia North Wales, UK. The lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and snow covered Tryfan, considered to be one of the finest mountains in Wales.
Cwm Idwal Stream
Devils Kitchen, named because it looks like a chimney, and in olden days when there was cloud on the mountains it looked like smoke coming out of the chimney, and it was said that it was the devil cooking, north Wales, UK
Mountain River
Cwm Idwal is a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found. It is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife, north Wales, UK
Ogwen Bridge Winter
Winter Waterfall at the Pont Pen-y-benglog, A5 road bridge over the Ogwen river in Snowdonia National Park Ogwen, North Wales, UK
Nant Ffrancon Winter Panorama
Winter 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
Nant Ffrancon Winter
Winter 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
Winter Landscape
Ice cold river near Nant Ffrancon, Snowdonia, North Wales, UK
Glyderau Sign
Winter at the Nant Ffrancon Pass, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking down the old roman road the A5 between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK The Glyderau a Welsh plural form, also known in English as the Glyders are a mountain group in Snowdonia, North Wales. The name derives from the highest peaks in the range, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach. According to Sir Ifor Williams, the word Glyder derives from the Welsh word Cludair, meaning a heap of stones.

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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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