[url=http://www.castlewales.com/coch.html]Castell Coch[/url] is a ‘faux’ castle, or a folly, built to resemble medieval castles in the 1870s by the Marquess of Bute. I guess as time progresses there won’t be much distinction between it being a real castle and a mock one.
I’ll probably do a few shots from the vantage point. I like to think of it as ‘our castle’.
In winter these rows of vines at Gelynis Farm remind me of the rows of crosses on Normandy beach memorials.
Came across this sink hole/cave in the forest today. There was a sign warning of deep water, and you could imagine falling in from above. A nice blue to the water, not the usual mud colour.
Nice sunrise as I went out for my run today
My new regular running route brings me out of the forest right by [url=http://www.wales360.co.uk/castell_coch/]Castell Coch[/url]. It’s nice to be able to run past a castle, even if it is a bit of a faux one. The sun wasn’t long up today and was lighting up the red/pinky brickwork nicely
Is not a modernist Christmas Carol, but my view on the dog walk today.
This is a poor quality photo, I should’ve taken another one. In principle I like the idea of the shot – Castell Coch viewed through the uprights of the rugby posts. I’ll take my good camera and try again one day.
Did an 8 mile run up through the forest today and passed this house/shack. I always like coming across old buildings in the middle of the woods, although I half expect some leatherface, chainsaw wielding psycho to leap out.
Taken while out for a run – I always go past this water pump, which was restored recently: [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-13999352]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-13999352[/url] but I never see it in operation. There is a seating area in front but it’s always locked so had to take this photo from behind bars.
There’s quite an interesting history about [url=http://www.whitchurchandllandaff.co.uk/sunnybanks.htm]Melingriffith[/url], a village that has disappeared really and been subsumed.
Taken while running today