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


2 comments:

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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