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Last of Castell Biwmares for now


Puddikat says:

Lovely shot.

7th Mar 2007, 11:48

crickson says:

Wow - lovely framing!

7th Mar 2007, 12:02

hildegard says:

Ta - it's a great place.

7th Mar 2007, 12:12

swamprose says:

lovely framing.
sure wish I had this castle in my childhood.
dungeons, ramparts, a moat.

you pronounce it beaumaris? from biwmares?

7th Mar 2007, 13:32

hildegard says:

Ooer, Swamprose; you're getting into the sensitive history of how the English (French, Normans, Danes) occupied Wales. Here's the myth wot I noe; for other versions there are the interpipes...
Having decided that it looked like a promising sort of a place for a castle, Edward I caused the indigenous occupants of Beaumaris, (until then doubtless known as something with altogether more consonants) to be moved lock, stock & biscuit barrel, to Newborough Sands (the settlement formerly known as Rhosyr) at the other end of the island (along with a large colony of Woyal Wabbits, but I digress) where, I am told, they (the inhabitants, not the rabbits) pursued careers in basket-weaving.
Beaumaris is a ([n] English, Danish, Norman) French name meaning "beautiful marsh", Biwmaris is the Welsh spelling.

7th Mar 2007, 15:59

Tori says:

very nice framing

7th Mar 2007, 17:01

Caine says:

A "keyhole" view. Fantastic!

7th Mar 2007, 17:21

Jenny says:

Such beautiful photos. Lovely to see these, went there at half term. And there's an inn with a great restaurant nearby.

7th Mar 2007, 19:04

hildegard says:

Hard to avoid trying this sort of view with all them Norman arches about the place. ;)

There's good deli too at the other end of town & a nice hotel that isn't sniffy about dogs. Also a decent chippy.
All in all, we likes Beaumaris...

7th Mar 2007, 20:50

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7th Mar 2007, 23:03

swamprose nli says:

and I likes it too.
all that history, all those compllicated relationships, the language, the politics....wonder the stones don't just laugh out loud.

I am thinking the welsh are a wonderfully strange crew.

8th Mar 2007, 00:18

hildegard says:

Welcome to the British Isles, wherein each nation's history of valour, dottiness, perfidy and ingenuity is matched only by their neighbours'... ;)

8th Mar 2007, 00:26

MaggieD says:

Nicely framed shot ..... we were up that way last summer, but sadly never made it to Biwmares ... next time though ....

10th Mar 2007, 10:51