These are the old mechanisms for the sluice gates down by the weir.
Took a couple of hours out today to go to St Fagans museum of Welsh life. They moved old buildings and rebuilt them here. This is an 18th century school.
There is a forest on the other side of the valley that doesn’t seem to have any paths, so today Bruno and I set out to explore it. We found the old railway track which led eventually to this closed up tunnel. I’m pretty certain a species of vampiric beasts live in here, coming out at night to feast on the locals.
I tried to find a path over the top of the tunnel, but it became very narrow and then disappeared altogether. There was a steep 300 foot drop the other side which Bruno and I found ourselves sliding down at one point, so I abandoned and turned back.
You can’t move in my area for old viaducts. I’m a sucker for old structures being reclaimed by nature so this is a good thing.
Looking up at one of the towers of Castell Coch
Walked Bruno the the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taff%27s_Well_Thermal_Spring]thermal spring in Taffs Well[/url] today. It’s situated at the back of the park and has a little information audio thing you can play. Apparently it takes 5000 years for the water to find it’s way back to the surface, and it has a temperature of 21C.
This is the site of Schindler’s enamel factory which we visited today
My daughter and I went to Auschwitz today (she is studying nazi Germany in history). I’d been before but still found it overwhelming at times.
This is a coal seam exposed in the Wern Ddu forest, mined in the 1920s and 30s apparently. Story here about [url=http://www.forestry.gov.uk/newsrele.nsf/WebPressReleases/EE68B14E214979858025778B00561A42]exposing the seam[/url] and some of its history.