52/2013 Week 31

High up on the wild and windy Mynydd Hiraethog (also known as the Denbigh Moors) I found this old abandoned cottage just waiting to be photographed. The moor is an upland region in Conwy and Denbighshire in north-east Wales. it includes the large reservoirs, Llyn Brenig and Llyn Alwen, and the Clocaenog Forest, which has one... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

Over the last few months I have had intermittent problems with my broadband resulting in unexplained drop-outs, reduction in bandwidth, slow access and on some days inability to even connect to the internet. This week it all came to a head and I've finally managed to get my provider to admit that there could be... Continue Reading →

Historic Churches and Chapels

Over the past few weeks I have been visiting some of the small churches and chapels in the Conwy Valley, North Wales to photograph them. Some of the churches are easy to find, others not so, being located down remote country lanes or on the top of mountains. Claimed to be the oldest church in... Continue Reading →

Saint Tudclud–Penmachno

A bit dark this one but I wanted to emphasize the instrument in the foreground. Maybe it’s a little too dark… Anyway. Saint Tudclud was a sixth century Saint, one of the five sons of Seithennyr Said who, with his brother Gwyddno Garanhir, ruled the Ancient Kingdom of Gwynedd, under Maelgwn Gwynedd. The present church built in... Continue Reading →

St John’s Ysbyty Ifan

Ysbyty Ifan is a small but historic village and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales. Nearly all the population speak Welsh. Ysbyty Ifan, until 1189, was known as Dôl Gynwal. Then, it came to the attention of the Knights of St John, who set up a hospice. The church marks the spot where the old... Continue Reading →

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