Tag Archives: Wales

Small harbour, Anglesey

Anglesey is an island in Wales, off the mainland’s northwest coast. It’s known for its beaches and ancient sites. The island is accessed by the 19th-century Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge that was rebuilt in the 20th century. … Continue reading

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Vertigo – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Crossing this canal aqueduct near Llangollen in Wales can be a vertigo inducing experience – and you need to hold on to your hat! Don’t get out of … Continue reading

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River and Aqueduct – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. River and Aqueduct near Llangollen, Wales. Note the people walking on the towpath on the top of the aqueduct – there is a railing there – but they … Continue reading

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Canal canoes – Photography by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Young canoeists cross the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee in north east Wales. The 18-arched stone and cast iron structure, which took … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Monastery 1 – Photo by Rob Laynton

Valle Crucis Monastery, near Llangollen in Wales. This is a typical architecture style of shot for me, making use of doorways and windows as elements and shapes composed in the frame. The sun was fairly well to the side on … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Monastery 2 – Photo by Rob Laynton

Valle Crucis, near Llangollen in North Wales. This is the Latin name for ‘Vale of the Cross’ and the Monastery, founded in 1200/1201 by Madoc ap Gruffydd for the Cistercian order, is considered to be the best preserved of the … Continue reading

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Valle Crucis Monastery 3 – Photo by Rob Laynton

Valle Crucis Monastery, near Llangollen, North Wales. When I arrived here the light was virtually side-on to the Monastery, so I was able to get a shot like this which highlights the texture of the stonework. I liked this complementary … Continue reading

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