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: Mirror

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

This week’s challenge is all about reflections.

 

Cwm Idwal Reflections
The snow covered mountains of Cwm Idwal, 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, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, UK
Snowdon And Padarn Lake
Padarn lake is a glacially formed lake in Snowdonia, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon, Gwynedd, north Wales, UK
Tryfan and Lake Ogwen
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. Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau. Llyn Ogwen lies at a height of about 310 metres above sea level and has an area of 78 acres but is a very shallow lake, with a maximum depth of only a little over 3 metres. It is fed by a number of streams from the slopes of the mountains which surround it, which include Tryfan and Pen yr Ole Wen.
Glaslyn Lake
At 1,970 feet above sea level, and covering an area of 18 acres Llyn Glaslyn is one of the glacial lakes of snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, north-west Wales and being the highest and remotest of the larger lakes In Welsh folklore, Arthur had Bedivere throw his sword Excalibur into Glaslyn.
Crafnant Lake
Llyn Crafnant is a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Crafnant Rocks
Crafnant lake lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Mountain Reflection
Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau. Llyn Ogwen lies at a height of about 310 metres above sea level and has an area of 78 acres but is a very shallow lake, with a maximum depth of only a little over 3 metres. It is fed by a number of streams from the slopes of the mountains which surround it, which include Tryfan and Pen yr Ole Wen.
Cwellyn lake, near the village of Rhydd Ddu, in Snowdonia north Wales UK
Cwellyn lake, near the village of Rhydd Ddu, in Snowdonia north Wales UK
Lake Padarn Sunset
Padarn lake late evening awaiting sunset, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK
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Llyn Bodgynydd is a lake in the Gwydir Forest in North Wales. It covers an area of some and lies at a height of 822 feet
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
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Moored boats on Llyn Nantlle Uchaf. A lake in the Nantlle Valley, Gwynedd, Wales. UK
Autumn Bridge
Autumn reflections at the Beaver Bridge & Pool, Betws y Coed River Conwy Snowdonia National Park North Wales. UK
Chirk Canal
Chirk canal tunnel Wales constructed 1794–1802. It lies on the Llangollen Canal, immediately northwards of the Chirk Aqueduct. It is 421 metres long and has a complete towpath inside
Narrow Boat
Moored narrow boat on the Llangollen Canal, it is one of the most popular canals for holidaymakers in Britain
Gwynant Lake Boat House
The old boat house at Nant Gwynant Lake, one of the most dramatic and beautiful valleys in Wales. Its northern slopes rise to the summit of Wales highest mountain Snowdon and to the south lies the relatively undisturbed hills of Moel y Dyniewyd and the Moelwynion range.
Abbey Reflection
Valle Crucis Abbey is located near Llangollen, north Wales, UK
Pin Mill
The Pin Mill and Lily Pond north Wales UK
City Lights
Metal Sphere @Bristol during blue hour, Bristol, England
Ocean Sunset
Sunset North Wales UK
Manila Bay Sunset
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
London Sunset
The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among Londons most iconic landmarks. Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames, linking Westminster on the north side and Lambeth on the south side

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure

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

Pure Snowdonia, situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales.
Snowdonia is an area steeped in culture and local history, where more than half its population speak Welsh. Snowdonia attracts thousands of visitors each year who enjoy its amazing landscapes ….

Welsh Valley
Idwal lake at the Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve Snowdonia North Wales UK
Llyn Idwal
Llyn Idwal at the Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve North Wales UK
Cwm Idwal
Pen yr ole wen and Tryfan Mountain, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Snowdonia North Wales UK
Crafnant Lake
Llyn Crafnant is a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Crafnant Lake
Crafnant is a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau
Forest Rapids
Small waterfall in the forest, Snowdonia north Wales, UK
Mountain Stream
Mountain Stream Snowdonia north Wales
Gate To Paradise
Gateway to the Watkin Path. Edward Watkin created a path to the Snowdon summit the first designated footpath in Britain, the first step towards opening the countryside to walkers. The path was officially opened in 1892. This is thought to be one of the most hard going paths up Snowdon, as it starts only a little above sea level. The path starts off wide and quite even, but becomes rocky towards the second half, and then crosses loose scree. This location was used as the Khyber Pass in the well known film Carry on up the Khyber.
Waterfall In Forest
Small waterfall falling down rocks in the forest Snowdonia north Wales, UK
Gwydyr Forest 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
Llyn Bodgynydd
Llyn Bodgynydd is a lake in the Gwydir Forest in North Wales. It covers an area of some and lies at a height of 822 feet

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape

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

The majority of my photography is landscape so I decided to keep this weeks challenge local as the area of north Wales I live is very beautiful.

Snowdon Miners Path
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It is located in Snowdonia National Park and has been described as probably the busiest mountain in Britain. The zigzag path leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track (left) and Miners Track (right) above lake Glaslyn. Following the opening of the Llanberis pass in 1832, the Miners Path was built to carry copper from the Britannia Copper Works near Llyn Glaslyn to Pen y Pass, where it was then transported to Caernarfon. The mining came to an end in 1916, remains from the work can still be seen on the path to this day.
Mountain Railway
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.
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.
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. 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
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. 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
Tryfan and Lake Ogwen
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. Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau. Llyn Ogwen lies at a height of about 310 metres above sea level and has an area of 78 acres but is a very shallow lake, with a maximum depth of only a little over 3 metres. It is fed by a number of streams from the slopes of the mountains which surround it, which include Tryfan and Pen yr Ole Wen.
Ogwen Weir
The Weir at the end of Ogwen Lake, Snowdonia with Tryfan mountain in the background, North Wales, UK.
Vulcan Over Lake
Avro Vulcan XH558 , The Spirit Of Great Britain is the only airworthy example of the 134 Avro Vulcan V bombers that were operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. Vulcan XH558 served with the RAF between 1960 and 1985 in the bomber, maritime reconnaissance and air-to-air refuelling roles. The RAF operated XH558 as a display aircraft from 1986 until 1992, when budget cuts forced its retirement. The Mymbyr lake located in a very beautiful spot on the outskirts of Capel Curig, north Wales, UK. With one of the best views of Snowdonia
Winter Landscape
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. Top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows – can you see it?
Ogwen Lake
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.
Autumn Leaves
waterfall at the Clywedog Valley, coedpoeth, Wrexham north Wales, UK
South Stack Lighthouse
South Stack lighthouse is built on Ynys Lawd, a small rocky island just off the edge of Holy Island, which itself is an island just barely separate from the main part of Anglesey, north Wales, UK. To reach it you need to descend a switchback stairway running down the cliff face, over 400 steps down and 400 back up. At the bottom a bridge carries the visitor over a chasm to the island. A height of 41 metres the South Stack Lighthouse has warned passing ships of the treacherous rocks below since its completion in 1809. Textured
Twr Mawr Lighthouse
Llanddwyn Island is situated near the southern entrance to the Menai Strait – a stretch of water than runs between the west coast of Wales and Angelsey, UK. As a result it became an an important route for shipping of slate from the ports of Bangor, Caernarfon and Felinhelli. Originally a beacon (Twr Bach) was built at the tip of the island to provide guidance to ships heading for the Strait but later, in 1845, another more effective lighthouse, Twr Mawr, was added – which was modelled on the windmills of Anglesey. textured
Nantlle Uchaf Boats
Moored boats at Nantlle Uchaf lake in the Nantlle Valley, Gwynedd, Wales. UK
Welsh Coast
seascape llyn peninsula north Wales UK

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

A quick one from me this week as I seem to have lost my creative mojo ….

INRI Stained Glass
INRI Stained Glass. The acronym INRI (Latin: Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum) represents the Latin inscription which in English reads as Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews.
Golden Buddha
Large golden Sitting Buddha statue with people praying
Vintage Laundry Room
Victorian Laundry Room
Penmon Priory Sunset
Penmon Priory is located on Anglesey, where the Menai Strait returns to the Irish Sea. The Priory sits in a pastoral location close to the banks of the Menai Strait clustered together with St Seiriol’s Church, the Dovecote, and the ancient Holy Well of St Seiriol. The monastery was founded by the 6th Century celtic Saint, Seiriol, but Viking raids have destroyed the remains of the original structure. The church and the conical tower were built in the middle of the 12th Century under the authority of Gruffudd ap Cynan and Owain Gwynedd, and it remains to this day as the finest example of a 12th Century church in Gwynedd. A new chancel with richly carved arches and pillars was added in the 13th Century. and Penmon became an Augustinian Priory.
Ancient Dovecote
Ancient Dovecote, Isle of Anglesey north Wales UK. Interior of Penmon Dovecote Built in about 1600 by Sir Richard Bulkeley showing nesting boxes for over 1,000 birds, the ladder base and corbelled stone roof
British Museum
The British Museum London was established in 1753, dedicated to human history, art, and culture, Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
Conwy Castle by Lamplight
Evening photograph of Conwy Castle, Conwy Castle dominates the mouth of the River Conwy and the medieval 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 under the direction of Edward’s chief architect James of St. George. Today the castle is one of the best preserved castles in the whole of North Wales.
Seri Gemilang Bridge 1
Putrajaya Dam and 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
Fallen Leaves
Autumn at Llyn Crafnant, a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Midnight Lake
The snow covered mountains of Cwm Idwal, 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, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, UK
Lake Padarn Sunset
Padarn lake late evening awaiting sunset, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK
Autumn Rapids 2
Autumn at the conwy river near Betws-y-Coed, north Wales, UK
Snowdon Winter
Winter storm heading for Snowdon. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands
Lighthouse At Sunset
Talacre Lighthouse silhouette at sunset, north Wales UK
Sunset Deganwy Beach
Sunset Deganwy Beach 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.
Sunset Puka beach
Sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines.
Beach Sunset
seascape sunset north Wales UK
Manila Bay Sunset
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
Sunset By The Beach
Sunset over Deganwy beach North Wales UK
Lighthouse Rescue
Seascape Sunset RAF Westland Sea King HAR3 XZ593 helicopter rescue at Talacre Lighthouse North Wales UK

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind

“share an image where you see a particularly strong connection between what we see and what you felt as you pressed that shutter button”

Right here we go, as many of you know this writing stuff doesn’t come easy to me, hence the reason i decided to have a go at blogging, or another way to promote my photos by just adding a few sentences haha – hopefully you can bear with me while i try and improve at this wordsmith stuff …..

My state of mind is how i process the image not when i take it, probably because i’m limited to where i can go during the day, but i have more free time in the evenings to go through the 145,000 photos i have on my hardrives, the choice of photo and the way i edit it will depend how I’m feeling then – my state of mind.
Some examples are :-

Trapped

What Lies Ahead
Trapped by the man at the end of the tunnel.
Trevors Rusty Gate
Trapped by the rusty 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
The Garden Gate
The rusty cottage garden gate
Garden Bridge
Trapped by a broke gate leading to an Ornate bridge over lake in a beautiful garden
Tea Room Gate
Trapped in Hell no coffee the closed tea room gate, the building is crook framed, set on sandstone blocks, plastered with wattle and daub which has been constructed under a thatched roof.

Faith

Church Way v2
follow the path to enlightenment or coffee ….
Llandwrog Church
St Twrogs Church is located in the village of Llandwrog, Gwynedd, North Wales. Llandwrog Church is a Victorian church in a Decorated Gothic style, built in 1856-60 on the site and in the footprint of, the medieval parish church. The church is notable for its complete high Victorian interior of exceptional quality. It has a Victorian octagonal stone pulpit with traceried panels and tapered shaft, the south housing the lectern, and an old wooden pulpit incorporating a fine early 16th century panel, probably of Flemish origin, depicting the Crucifixion.
Cathedral Ceiling
cathedral ceiling and organ north wales, opps spilt my coffee looking up
Hymn 952
Image of Jesus With Mary and Joseph and a candle stand with forged acorns and leaves
In The Light
ancient church window with a beautful flower display
St Celynnin Church
Inside St Celynnin Church, possibly one of the remotest churches in Wales and is amongst the oldest. 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

All Alone

A Place To Rest
Autumnal colours in a wonderful garden, great place for coffee if i hadn’t spilt it earlier …..
Summer Shade
Relax in the shade on the old seat
Asian Garden
Beautiful asian garden and wooden bench
Spring Park Bench
spring has arrived with beautiful blossom and perfectly placed wooden bench to relax on
Autumn in the Park
Autumn with the acers turning red North Wales UK

Simplicity

Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Pier a seaside resort of Llandudno on the coast of North Wales between Bangor and Colwyn Bay. At 2,295 ft the pier is the longest in Wales and the fifth longest in England and Wales
Aberffraw Bridge v2
The old hump back bridge in Aberffraw, Anglesey, North Wales The stone bridge Built in 1731 by Sir Arthur Owen, the single span stone bridge over the river Ffraw is a particularly well preserved example of an early road bridge. it can be crossed on foot, but isn’t open to vehicles.

Melancholy

Cottage Ruins
Rhos quarry barrack ruins Capel Curig. Snowdonia National Park. North Wales.UK
Country Cottage
old rural cottage north Wales UK
Quarry Building
Dinorwic Slate Quarry, a large former slate quarry, located between the villages of Llanberis and Dinorwig in north Wales. It was the second largest slate quarry in the world. It covered more than 700 acres
Coastal Ruins
The old Brickworks operated c.1850 -1914, Anglesey, north Wales, UK
Chirk Aqueduct 1801
Chirk Aqueduct is a 70-foot high and 710-foot long navigable aqueduct that carries what is now the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, on the England-Wales border. The aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801

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