Sunday, March 31, 2013

The village with the long name

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllandysiliogogogoch

Yes, this is the village with the longest name in Wales if not Great Britain taken on the station platform! LlanfairPG is the short version. These photos were taken yesterday on my flying visit to Anglesey. This little village with the long name will always recall my first school practice from college, which was spent at the village school.

Snowdonia
This is a small part of the view from the top of the bridge and the view was fantastic, but annoyingly it had to be selected very carefully because of the tall pylons and cables as you will see in the next photo.

I feel so fortunate to be living in such a beautiful part of the world
Beautiful lace
I have to admit I spent far more time taking a dozen or more photos of these railings with their shadows from every angle and I feel certain they will be seen in some of my computer designs before long and hopefully in some of my embroidery or mixed media work.


5 comments:

Ali Honey said...

Oh what fun having a name like that.
Love all your photos of "your" castle and the harbour. We saw a a TV programme a few nights ago U K from the Air, ( I think ) and they moved around Wales showing your river and castle. I was astounded just how many beautiful castles and ruins there were. You are indeed lucky to live there but you take all the photo opportunities given so you do your area justice.

Fran├žoise said...

Beautiful! There is still a lot of snow this year. Two years ago, it looked like summer in April!

Heather said...

I love those shadows - beautiful shapes there. Very beautiful scenery too but it looks oh so cold!!

Gina said...

It is a long time since I've visited LlanfairPG - I think I must have been about fourteen. My brother and I used to try to see who was best at pronouncing it! The picture of the railings and shadows is stunning. Just like lace.

Maggi said...

A good job you didn't try to use that as the title of your post! Lovely photos of Snowdon, pity pylons are cropping up everywhere. The railings have made fabulous patterns