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photoblog image (North Wales Notebook)  Beddgelert 4/5

(North Wales Notebook) Beddgelert 4/5

We had a weeks holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and so for the next few weeks I will be featuring a variety of images and collages, and a mix of subjects, which I hope you find entertaining.

 

As with all tourist venues Beddgelert also has a few gift shops but this particular one has a very good range of art and craft items as well and if you look in the upper picture here you will see the two carvings featured below standing in the forecourt of the building.

 

Believe it or not it was actually raining when I took these images and a few minutes later we had to shelter in the shop because of a torrential downpour.  Of course, Maureen being a lady, didn't mind that at all!

 

For U.K.members only:- If you watch BBC2 this evening at 6.30pm.the Michael Portillo railway journey programme includes a visit to Porthmadog Harbour from where I presented my series last week.

(North Wales Notebook) Beddgelert 4/5

We had a weeks holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and so for the next few weeks I will be featuring a variety of images and collages, and a mix of subjects, which I hope you find entertaining.

 

As with all tourist venues Beddgelert also has a few gift shops but this particular one has a very good range of art and craft items as well and if you look in the upper picture here you will see the two carvings featured below standing in the forecourt of the building.

 

Believe it or not it was actually raining when I took these images and a few minutes later we had to shelter in the shop because of a torrential downpour.  Of course, Maureen being a lady, didn't mind that at all!

 

For U.K.members only:- If you watch BBC2 this evening at 6.30pm.the Michael Portillo railway journey programme includes a visit to Porthmadog Harbour from where I presented my series last week.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Jan 2011, 02:42
Gorgeous winged wonders here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: A lot of skill gone into carving them Ray, a bit like the man on your posting yesterday.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jan 2011, 06:26
These look cleverly carved Brian
Brian Walbey: They do indeed Chris.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Jan 2011, 07:00
Very attractive artwork, Brian, and well presented. No sign of the rain at the time.

I'm enjoying the BBC2 series; I'm hoping that he is travelling on the Ffestiniog Railway tonight.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Alan. I have watched the whole series so far, and the earlier one, they are very interesting.
Fine trio of pictures Brian. That Michael Portillo programme is very good, I have seen bits of it and hope they repeat it so that i can see it all
Brian Walbey: Thanks BIll. I have managed to watch all this series so far and all the earlier one, he is quite a good presenter.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 13 Jan 2011, 09:05
Blimey, is no tree stump safe?
Brian Walbey: Not from whoever carved these Chad.
Fine carvings, not that they would be top of my wish list to wake up to each day, Another great collage Brian
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Martin.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 13 Jan 2011, 09:54
Great work
Brian Walbey: It is indeed vintage.
Excellent bit of carving, I will try and watch that tonight, cheers Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Yes it is quite an interesting series John.
Nicely set out Brian..A very interesting place.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron. You know, of course, what an attractive little place Beddgelert is.
Pretty fine artefacts!
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Tom.
Great balance of colour and North Wales grey!
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Graeme.
Lots of wonderful detail in those carvings, Brian. Nicely presented, too.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Beverly.
Pretty collage!!! My in laws used to have an eagle or two just like that. I never cared for sculptured woodworks. Very cheesy stuff. Although I admire the skills of the craftsmen!
Brian Walbey: I know what you mean Marion, I admired the handiwork but wouldn't put one in my garden.
Very nicely presented, I like how you have close-ups of the two carvings smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda, and I took these in the rain so I was quite pleased with them.
Lovely Collage Brian, and that bird (eagle?) looks very lifelike.
Brian Walbey: They were very lifelike carvings Sheila.
I definitely want that dragon, Beddgelert is quite an interesting village but from what I remember parking is difficult.
Brian Walbey: There is a car park up near the WHR station Les but not much elswhere. Thanks for your comment.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Jan 2011, 23:41
Can't make up my mind whether these are great craftsmanship or the height of kitsch!
Brian Walbey: Well there is certainly a lot of skill put into carving these Ingrid but I personally wouldn't want one in my garden.

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