Friday, April 12, 2019

Ynysmaengwyn - A Spring Walk - Tywyn - Wales

From the late medieval period until the twentieth century, Ynysymaengwyn, situated about a mile from Tywyn beside the road to Bryn-crug, was the most powerful estate in the parish.

The estate was eventually gifted to the people of Tywyn sadly funds were unable to be found to fund the necessary repairs. The house was used for firefighting practice and army training and soon tragically had to be demolished, although a dovecote and a walled garden still survives. Ynysymaengwyn is now a Trust run by the trustees, with part of the land used as a caravan and camping park.

The history of Ynysymaengwyn is fascinating and I have included some links below if you are interested in reading more about the estate.  The purpose of my post today is not however to write up a potted history but to share with you photographs taken by me on a recent walk around the estate.

In doing so I hope to encourage those of you that are ever in this beautiful area to include Ynysymaengwyn in your explorations of the area.

I hope you enjoyed your virtual stroll around Ynysmaengwyn.  Photographs used are all my own, please ask if you wish to use any of them. I will be happy for you to do as long as you credit them to me LindyLouMac.

The following links may be informative if you are interested in reading more about the Ynysmaengwyn Estate in Tywyn. 

Wikipedia - Ynysmaengwyn    Ynysymaengwyn Camping, Caravan & Woodlands Park

Monday, March 25, 2019

Cardrona Bra Fence - Central Otago - New Zealand

The Cardrona Bra Fence where it has been the fashion now for twenty years to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness. 

A controversial tourist attraction in the Cardrona Valley in New Zealand where passers-by may if they wish leave a bra. 

Despite its popularity there is a disagreement over the value of the attraction.

In my personal opinion if this makes people more aware then it has great value. Certainly worth stopping to take a look and a few photos whilst popping a donation in the box.

The following links may be informative if you are interested in reading more.

Cardrona Valley Bra Fence    Trip Advisor Reviews    Wikipedia - Cardrona Bra Fence

Monday, February 25, 2019

World at Work 11 - Artisan Potter - Jodphur - India.

It was a pleasure to watch this gentleman create some beautiful pieces of pottery when we were in India last year.  I posted the above photograph on my Instagram account yesterday and have since been asked by a follower/friend if I had any more photos. The answer was yes so, I am today posting more photos of the process which I hope will be of interest. 

This post is also continuing with my 'World at Work' series of photos taken on my Travels. At the bottom of the article you will find a list of links to my previous 'World at Work' posts.

World at Work Links to Previous Posts:

World at Work 1 - Fabric Weaving - Mandalay - Myanmar

World at Work 2 - Recycling - Bansko - Bulgaria

World at Work 3 - Fishermen - Marta - Italy

World at Work 4 - Sailors - Star Ferry - Hong Kong

World at Work 5 - Dried Seafood Market - Western District - Hong Kong

World at Work 6 - Washday - Ayeyarwady River - Mingun - Myanmar

World at Work 7 - Mya Thaw Tar Lacquer-ware Workshop - Bagan - Myanmar

World at Work 8 - Street Vendors and Delivery Men - Xian - China

World at Work 9 - Market Day - Nyaungshwe - Myanmar (Burma)

World at Work 10 - Market Day(Part Two) - Nyaungshwe - Myanmar (Burma)

Monday, February 18, 2019

Sculpture - Universal Links - Dublin


If you follow me on Instagram - LindyLouMac will recognise this photo from my post  today. When I was checking I had the name of this sculpture correct, realising that the background was interesting I decided to post here with more information.       

I originally took this photo when I visited Dublin last September, because I found the light and shadow attractive.

The sculpture is entitled 'Universal Links on Human Rights' and was commissioned by Amnesty International in 1995 when it was designed by Tony O'Malley. Representing jails holding prisoners of conscience. A sphere of welded interlinked chains and bars, 260 cm in diameter, housing an eternal flame in its centre, powered by natural gas from the Kinsale Head gas field. Located in Dublin you will find it on the traffic island at the junction of Amiens St and Memorial Road, close to Bus├íras and The Customs House.

The following links may be informative if you are interested in reading more.

List of Public Art in Dublin     Universal Links on Human Rights   Prisoner of Conscience

Amiens Street - Dublin   Tony O'Malley