Gateway with heavenly view

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Late october 2014, welsh coastline, where the river Dee change into the Irish Sea.

Could be entry or exit – a gateway with heavenly view.

Weekly photo and 2nd version of the challenge “Descent“.

A coastline is probably a bad place to define the concepts about ‘descent’ and ‘ascent’
the beautiful mermaids, they indicate ascent of the water
the beautiful bathing nymphs, they indicate descent in the water.

Boths seems to be heavenly view watched from coastline – only not late october.

Most places we go down to the water other than in Netherlands where the sea is higher
but while the inspiring and fascinating mood lifts up our mind powerfully.

The view left back

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Originally a castle with wonderful view of the river Dee where this soon hits the Irish Sea
now there are mainly only the view back plus old architecture that refuses to give up.

The ruins of the Flint Castle.built during King Edward I’s campaign to conquer Wales.

The castle was built between 1272 -1307.

Across the river Dee is seen the peninsula of Wirral
the land between the rivers Dee and the more northern Mersey.
probably about 10-15 km between these two waterways
the one border between England and Wales, the second famous key point in Liverpool

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Go West – at the British Isles


The road named Britannia Terrace,
on the levee between Porthmadog and Penrhyndeudraeth
yeah we are talking about Wales, the northwestern part of Wales
on the left a wetland with mountains behind
on the right a wetland with the Irish Sea behind
it’s the straight road to the key city in the welsh slate mountain area – Blaenau Ffestiniog.

A small peculiarity – the highest welsh point Snowdon
which is also the highest point in the British Isles except for Scotland
it is also located on the left – which is directly north.
Actually, there are same distance up there
whether we continue or turn around here.


The cliffs of Snowdon are very useful for rock climbing – 1,085 metres above sea level,
they were used by Edmund Hillary in training for the 1953 ascent of Mount Everest.


Travelling through the welsh countryside,
you can be as many other places throughout the British Isles
be impressed with all the collected stones – for levees, bridges and buildings
I’ve been told that this started in the Iron Age
why shouldn’t it be called the stone age ..?

One trip every month challenge” – idea from Marianne and her “East of Málaga”

Welsh topsy-turvy


Slate often used to be on the roof, but here this house is on slate ground too.

Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous rock, which derived from a type of rock
composed of clay or volcanic ash and mud by compression with help of nature.

The word “slate” is also used for certain types of object made from slate rock.
it may mean a single roofing tile made of slate, or a writing (slate) board.
this was traditionally a small smooth piece of the rock,
often framed in wood, used with chalk as a notepad or noticeboard,
and especially for recording charges in pubs and inns
the phrases “clean slate” and “blank slate” come from this usage.

In Europe Wales and Norway have the largest slate industry.


A post inspired from the always worth visiting Paula
Thursday’s Special: “Topsy-turvy