History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

28 April, 2012

Wales by Photochrom

Photochrom time! Today, Wales. (as a side note, I've been to most of these places-- they come highly recommended!)

c. 1890-1900. 

Dolbadarn Castle (free to visit!), Llanberis. Source

Capel Curig and Snowdon. Source

Beddgelert (an adorable town). Source

Sychnant Pass. Source

Caerphilly Castle (great castle, more town around it now!). Source

Llyn Crafnant, Trefriw. Source

Precipice Walk, Dolgellau. Source

Gwynant Valley, Snowdonia (I''ve taken a photograph from almost exactly the same location). Source

Harlech Castle (terrific). Source

The Hall at Beaumaris Castle (it isn't covered in ivy any more! terrific). Source

Conwy Castle (my very favourite castle) and suspension bridge, Conwy. Source

Snowdon from Glaslyn. Source

Devil's Bridge, near Aberystwyth. Source

Llanberis. Source

A view of Llandudno (still mostly the same today). Source

The pier at Llandudno (still there today, though it looks a bit different). Source

Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthen. Source

Caernarfon Castle (another great one) at sunset. Source

Harbour and castle, Caernarfon. Source

Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen. Source

The last mile to the top of Snowdon. Source

The Terrace, Aberystwyth (still looks like this too!). Source

Steamboat Pier, Trefriw. Source

The Menai Straits from Anglesey (both those wonderful bridges are still in use). Source

An estuary from Barmouth. Source

Caernarfon Road, Snowdonia. Source

Bangor from Angelsey (the pier is still there, as are most or all of those buildings, though there's a few more now). Source


Mima_w said...

These are lovely! I grew up in Aberystwyth so can testify that it still looks very much like that!

Anna said...

So lovely, eh? Thanks for the testimonial! :)

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