Monday, 28 September 2009

An afternoon in Knaresborough

We enjoyed a Sunday afternoon in Knaresborough.
Now a peaceful Market Town.
This must be one of the most photographed places in Yorkshire.
The famous bridge over the River Nidd
The name of Knaresborough has undergone many changes over the centuries. Its origins are traced from the time of the Domesday Book. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the town is written as Chenaresburg. Though the exact origin of the town's name is lost, its development through various different spellings can be traced through documents going back to the eleventh century.

I stood for ages waiting for the train to move away so I could photograph the station.
I got bored so this is the photo I took!

The castle was first built by a Norman baron on a cliff above the River Nidd.
The castle now pretty much lays in ruins, not much remains.
This is a small part of the castle. I love arches and architecture.

Walking by the river.

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.

holiday in Wales

This is the lovely Caravan club site we stayed at in Wales
Betws-y-Coed is North Wales' most popular inland resort. It is where the River Conwy meets its three tributaries flowing from the west, the Llugwy, the Lledr and the Machno. Much of it was built in Victorian times and it is the principal village of the Snowdonia National-Park. Set in a beautiful valley in the Snowdonia Forest Park, it is ideal for outdoor activity holidays. Numerous Craft and outdoor activity shops are in the village with the popular Swallow Falls nearby.

It’s has a wonderful setting surrounded by dense woodland and magnificent mountains. The beauty of the area is enhanced by cascading waterfalls, hill-top lakes, river pools and ancient bridges.
The main street, Holyhead Road, has numerous inns and bed-and-breakfasts. Shops specialise in outdoor clothes.
Of exceptional interest are the many bridges in the area. Pont-y-Pair (the bridge of the cauldron), built in 1468, is buffeted by foaming water after heavy rain. A number of sign-posted walks in the surrounding countryside start near this bridge.
we visited Caernarfon. Caernarfon is possibly the most famous of Wales's castles. Its sheer scale and commanding presence easily set it apart from the rest.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Hugglets Teddies 2009

Two rainbow bears ready for Hugglets TEDDIES 2009 stand 141A

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Lake Windermere

This was our 2009 holiday to the Lake District
Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere

Bowness on Windermere

The family came up for a visit on Wednesday, we visited the Betrix Potter museum.
They really enjoyed it.
We went to feed the swans

Lake Windermere

The Lake District

We spent a week in the Lake District in July.

We had mixed weather, with quite a lot of rain at night.

This is the Bridge house at Ambleside .