North Wales has been chosen as one of the best places in the world to visit. It comes in at number 4 in ‘Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Best in Travel 2017′, and is the only region in the UK to make the listing. So a great opportunity for me to showcase some of my favourite places in my beautiful homeland.
And the stunning Italianate Village of Portmeirion
Croeso i Ogledd Cymru! Welcome to North Wales.
Poppies: Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from the ramparts to the ground below, originally part of the display at the Tower of London in 2014.
It can be viewed at Caernarfon castle in North Wales until 20th November 2016 – the first venue in Wales to host the sculpture, to mark the centenary of the First World War.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, Caernarfon Castle, built by Edward I in 1283, is under the guardianship of Cadw, the historic environment service of the Welsh government. [Cadw is the Welsh verb ‘to protect’]
The Wales for Peace Project explores the question: “In the hundred years since WW1, how has Wales contributed in the search for Peace?”
I’m off to the west coast of Wales tomorrow,
hoping for some more of their beautiful sunsets.
Back at the weekend.
“My destination is no longer a place,
but a new way of seeing.”
Image: The Harbour at the Greek Island of Mykonos.
“The sound of water says what I think.”
Zhuang Zhou, often known as Zhuangzi (“Master Zhuang”), was an influential Chinese philosopher and Taoist thinker who lived around the 4th century BC. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhuang_Zhou
Image: The Weir at Moss Valley, Wrexham, N Wales.