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photoblog image (North Wales Notebook)  Plas Newydd 2/5

(North Wales Notebook) Plas Newydd 2/5

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.

 

Plas Newydd house has been owned by the National Trust since 1976. Modern additions arising from this include a tearoom and a second hand bookshop as well as historical cruises along the Straits, running from the house. The 7th Marquess of Anglesey still retains rooms at the house. 

 

Unfortunately, whilst the National Trust now allow non-flash photography in some houses Plas Newydd is not one of them so I am only able to show you images taken in the grounds.

(North Wales Notebook) Plas Newydd 2/5

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.

 

Plas Newydd house has been owned by the National Trust since 1976. Modern additions arising from this include a tearoom and a second hand bookshop as well as historical cruises along the Straits, running from the house. The 7th Marquess of Anglesey still retains rooms at the house. 

 

Unfortunately, whilst the National Trust now allow non-flash photography in some houses Plas Newydd is not one of them so I am only able to show you images taken in the grounds.

comments (22)

I like the bold swathe of green, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I felt it made a good foreground Graeme.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 Jan 2011, 00:27
The vine is eating the building
Brian Walbey: That's certainly how it looks vintage.
The trio of people give scale nicely here Brian. Shame they don't allow photography. I wish the NT were more consistent
Brian Walbey: Apparently the Marquess of Anglesey will not let inside photos because of the valuable paintings which people may photogrpah for nefarious purposes.
The Virginia Creeper (Ampelopsis veitchii) enhances this building, I would have enjoyed a photo tour of the interior of the place.
Brian Walbey: Apparently the Marquess of Anglesey will not let inside photos because of the valuable paintings which people may photograph for nefarious purposes.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2011, 08:07
That's a big place: must have been built by a very rich man
Brian Walbey: I suspect he would have been rich to be able to build in this spot Chris.
Those three are muttering ''Hmm ... taking photographs of us and invading our personal space''
Brian Walbey: I bet you could write a book on people like that Richard smile
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 18 Jan 2011, 08:58
beautiful capture, on this small hill
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 18 Jan 2011, 10:12
The creeper looks good but it comes at a price.
Brian Walbey: WE had a big enough problem getting some off a fence, goodness knows wwhat it is doing to this house.
When a building is so much covered with Virginia Creeper and/or Ivy, you have to wonder how much damage it's actually doing. Or perhaps it the plants holding the bricks and mortar together.
Whatever - its a great picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila.
That's quite a house! Pity about the camera policy - I wonder why Plas Newydd is excused cameras?
Brian Walbey: Apparently the Marquess of Anglesey will not let inside photos because of the valuable paintings which people may photograph for nefarious purposes.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jan 2011, 13:51
She's wearing a lovely costume, Brian.
Brian Walbey: That's one name to give it Ray smile
Lovely building Brian. The National Trust are a pain in the neck - Fortunately, down here, some of the houses do allow photography. It annoys me intensely that the volunteers follow you around to the point that you almost trip over them when you turn round. Kind of spoils a visit for me. They can be a pompous lot too.
Brian Walbey: Apparently the Marquess of Anglesey will not let inside photos because of the valuable paintings which people may photograph for nefarious purposes.
A grand looking place..Love all the colours of the Virginia Creeper too Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron.
A well composed shot and great colour, good of the Marquess to pose for you smile
Brian Walbey: You never know John, it might well have been him, but somehow I don't think so smile
I've just seen Pamela's comment. The National Trust is trying to have a monopoly of imagery through their own picture library, that is why they have tightened up on photography and also asked other libraries to remove images of their properties. Last spring I went to Ashridge and asked about the best locations for bluebells, I was asked if my intentions were for professional use, even though this is free public access land where they have no rights to prevent any kind of photography.
Brian Walbey: As a new NT member I was pleased that I have joined at the time photos are allowed, up to a point, but here they have a box to put ones camera in with a numbered tag for which you have a duplicate to collect it at the end of the walk round the house. I went to one house last year and a young woman was dressed up in all the right clothes for the house and period so I aksed her if I could take her picturte. As I put my camera up she turned and walked away without saying a word, they think they are as grand as the places they work in I think.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2011, 17:38
I like the vegetation covering some the house. I hope that the mortar courses are not damagaed by it; I had enough trouble trying to get rid of some ivy.
Brian Walbey: WE had real trouble clearing it off a brick wall in the garden, no doubt this is there for effect and will stay.
Its such a shame photography is not allowed in some of these houses, especially when you are trying to document your visit. You probably have to buy their brochure!Saying this is is a lovely image of the outside smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda. I never buy the brochures, in reality they always end up in a box in the loft anyway.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2011, 22:09
I have often seen the signpost for this place but never been, good to see just what it looks like.
Brian Walbey: A good place to visit les but don't expect to shoot photos inside the house.
lovely grounds and building nice shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks Derek.
I really like the angle you shot this image from, Brian. It gives you a good idea just how enormous this home is. Do you happen to know if any of the windows we see here belong to the rooms the Marquess currently lives in?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly. I'm not sure which part of the house the occupants live in but I seem to remember seeing some office staff through the lower floor windows this side.
a most memorable place, i love the growth on the walls, gives it the look of tapestry hanging down from the parapets. lovely day too
Brian Walbey: Yes I think it might look rather plain without the Ivy Ayush.
Is your house? Charming cottage.. wink
Brian Walbey: I don't think I could afford the running costs Valsmile

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