13 July 2013 @ 09:15 pm
Day 5 - Corris Mines, Rhaeadr Pistyll  

Towards Rhaeadr Dolgoch.

Rhaeadr Dolgoch.

Caving for beginners.

Tal-y-llyn, where the sleepers lie in Susan Cooper's The Grey King. (Fire on the mountain, shall find the harp of gold; Played to wake the sleepers, Oldest of the old;), This book series may or may not have significantly spurred my love for all things Welsh.

Welsh signs come in Welsh first and English second, and the further north you get, the shorter these English translations get, until they're gone entirely.

Art carved from the former tallest tree in Wales, a Douglas Fir close to Lake Vyrnwy.

Lake Vyrnwy. I'd like to go diving there, as the village was flooded after the dam was built.

Pistyll Rhaeadr, the highest single-drop waterfall in Wales, I think.

Driving in Wales - not for the faint-hearted. Right behind that flimsy fence, the road drops hundreds of meters into a valley.

Again, the views make up for it.

Current Mood: awake
Current Location: United Kingdom, Tal-y-llyn
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Ysilme: Arda[personal profile] ysilme on July 26th, 2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
Oooh, how beautiful! And you're obviously in Middle-earth. Most of the time at least. ♥
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Mothwing: Hat[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on July 26th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
Oh hi! I didn't realise my WIP travel posts showed up at all.

We absolutely were in Middle Earth. Wales is like something straight out of a fairy tale in most places. <3
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Ysilme: Rigging[personal profile] ysilme on July 26th, 2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
I got notifications for all of them, FYI.
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Mothwing: Photo[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on July 27th, 2013 06:33 am (UTC)
Ahh, I hadn't thought of those! Well, in that case, sorry about the spam. :) I'm glad you like my photos.
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Ysilme: Rigging[personal profile] ysilme on July 27th, 2013 09:13 am (UTC)
Don't worry, at least your notifications are all for different posts. I'm always wincing in sympathy for those getting notification from my journals when I both a posting _again_ or have to edit several times because something doesn't work with he crossposting...
I admire your ability to choose just a few of the doubtlessly large amount of pics you took, and not bore your watchers to death with TMI as I tend to do. One of my flistes said the other day my Hamburg pics were like a guided tour. She meant it as a compliment, but I feel rather ashamed about it, because this is the opposite effect of what I want...
(But btw, in case you're looking at them, and I don't expect you to! - if you spot anything wrongly with my descriptions, will you be so kind and let me know? I find my memory this time to be rather bad and have been unsure about several things already.)
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Mothwing: Adventure[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on July 28th, 2013 07:36 am (UTC)
But writing a guided tour is wonderful. :) I find it admirable if you have the patience to write something about each photo. I was already getting slightly fed-up with posting that lot, and even though there are things I'd have loved to include, I simply didn't really have the patience.

I'm looking forward to your Hamburg photos, actually! If I spot anything that strikes me as off I'll let you know, but I doubt I'll be much help since I'm shamefully uninformed especially of Hamburg's more maritime aspects.
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Ysilme: tall ship[personal profile] ysilme on July 28th, 2013 08:39 am (UTC)
Thanks! The maritime aspects I could remember best, though - now why could that be? *g*
I have taken your example with the second half of my second batch of Hamburg pics and not written so much about each. The patience is one thing - that I usually have - but the time for it simply lacks. I have to look up so much afterwards, and then translate is, as all my galleries are bilingual, for they serve also to tell my family and some RL friends about our trips...
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Mothwing: Photo[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on July 31st, 2013 11:29 am (UTC)
I'm in awe of your picture gallery, it's so well-maintained and organised and informative, really like a travel guide. Such a lovely way to capture memories.
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Ysilme: Photography[personal profile] ysilme on August 2nd, 2013 01:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It relieves me that it looks so on the outside... because my gallery is anything but. Mostly because so much is lacking which should be there... *ahem*. But the memory-capturing thing is what is most important for me about it. I'm also going to do what my father started and what I find really lovely: have "Fotobuch" made form the best shots out of every holiday. He started the first just with pics and wrote commments later in it by hand with a gel pen, and sometimes glued tickets inside, too... it's an awesome way to have acutal memories also to show around, I think.
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