Wednesday, 23 September 2009

During the summer we had a lovely holiday in Wales,

We visited my favourite place Portmeirion village, we spent the day walking round and looking at all the lovely vibrantly coloured buildings.
With its beautiful gardens full of vibrant plants and trees.

Portmeirion village is famous for the 1960’s cult series The Prisoner, staring Patrick McGoohan he was also the creator and driving force behind the 17 episode series.
Even The Beatles were fans. Its cult status was confirmed with the establishment in the 1970s of the official Prisoner Appreciation Society

Portmeirion is an Italianate resort village in Gwynedd, on the coast of Snowdonia in Wales.

Williams-Ellis designed and constructed the village between 1925 and 1975.
He incorporated fragments of demolished buildings, including works by a number of other architects. He wanted to pay tribute to the atmosphere of the Mediterranean.

Portmeirion's architectural brightly coloured buildings and deliberately fanciful nostalgia have been noted as an influence on the development of postmodernism in architecture in the late twentieth century.

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