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Conwy Castle

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Monday May 20, 2013

Conwy,

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14. MrEdword
10:02 PM GMT on September 11, 2013
Terrific ...love castles and this one looks pretty impressive!
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13. cyril8
5:27 PM GMT on May 26, 2013
Congratulations on this awesome chunk of scenery!
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12. BoazR
3:11 AM GMT on May 25, 2013
I love it, congratulations!
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11. nanapoo
1:14 AM GMT on May 23, 2013
AC Congrats on this fabulous image Peter!!
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10. Doesiedoats
6:30 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
Very beautiful capture, Peter, and thank
you very much for the history. It's always
nice to hear about historical places.

Congratulations on your AC.
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9. YouKnowWho
3:10 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
Love the textures...beautiful architecture!
AC congrats!
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8. windchimes1
2:50 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
Awesome mood setting capture,Peter. I love it. AC Congratulations!
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7. tamcat
5:46 AM GMT on May 21, 2013
Lovely shot. -kevin :)
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6. gusbuster
4:41 AM GMT on May 21, 2013
beautiful setting, sky lends to the sweet mood of the reflections and colorings of the walls. Great composition
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5. docshovel39
2:50 AM GMT on May 21, 2013
FANTASTIC shot Peter ! 10+
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4. Crucescruiser
11:44 PM GMT on May 20, 2013
Peter, another one of your excellent shots.

Just think this was made with using native materiels, native labor, AND NO BUILDING PERMITS.!
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3. Biskitten
9:00 PM GMT on May 20, 2013
Awesome shot - AC Congrats, Peter!
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2. WurzelDave
7:04 PM GMT on May 20, 2013
Great job on this castle.
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1. ColoradoKat
6:40 PM GMT on May 20, 2013
I had to look up this awsome castle and here is
what I got from Wikipedia:

Conwy Castle (English: Conway Castle; Welsh: Castell Conwy) is a medieval fortification in Conwy, on the north coast of Wales. It was built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289. Constructed as part of a wider project to create the walled town of Conwy, the combined defences cost around 15,000, a huge sum for the period. Over the next few centuries, the castle played an important part in several wars. It withstood the siege of Madog ap Llywelyn in the winter of 1294%u201395, acted as a temporary haven for Richard II in 1399 and was held for several months by forces loyal to Owain Glynd%u0175r in 1401.
Following the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642, the castle was held by forces loyal to Charles I, holding out until 1646 when it surrendered to the Parliamentary armies. In the aftermath the castle was partially slighted by Parliament to prevent it being used in any further revolt, and was finally completely ruined in 1665 when its remaining iron and lead was stripped and sold off. Conwy Castle became an attractive destination for painters in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Visitor numbers grew and initial restoration work was carried out in the second half of the 19th century. In the 21st century the ruined castle is managed by Cadw as a tourist attraction.
UNESCO considers Conwy to be one of "the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe", and it is classed as a World Heritage site.[1] The rectangular castle is built from local and imported stone and occupies a coastal ridge, originally overlooking an important crossing point over the River Conwy. Divided into an Inner and an Outer Ward, it is defended by eight large towers and two barbicans, with a postern gate leading down to the river, allowing the castle to be resupplied from the sea. It retains the earliest surviving stone machicolations in Britain and what historian Jeremy Ashbee has described as the "best preserved suite of medieval private royal chambers in England and Wales".[2] In keeping with other Edwardian castles in North Wales, the architecture of Conwy has close links to that found in the kingdom of Savoy during the same period, an influence probably derived from the Savoy origins of the main architect, James of Saint George.


Awesome shot, Peter, with the cool reflection!
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Cowgazer

I am Peter, brought up in the center of Manchester, UK. But was a square peg in a round hole there, worked 33 years as stockman in dairy farming then made redundant. Luckily got a job managing a garden nursery for a couple of years, but had to leave as tenancy came to an end. Couldn't find work so relocated to Wales and am now a self-employed gardener, great move, good things come out of hard times. Digital tech has made photography affordable to me and I love it, compliments my walking and Birdwatching. At present on a steep learning curve, new things are always good, stretch your mind and keep you sane-ish.

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