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Your Inspiring Pictures of Wales


#1

It is really lovely to see the forum coming alive again. One of the threads I really missed from the old forum was everyone’s pictures of Wales. Forgive me for indulging myself self on this occasion but I wanted to share a painting, by my daughter, of Aberdaron painted from Porth Meudwy.


#2

O waw! Mae hynna’n wych! Dw i’n caru’r lliwiau.

Hwyl,

Stu


#3

GWYCH, Mae hi talentog iawn!!!


#4

Thanks! I am very proud of her, she is going to go spare when she knows I have shared it… although secretly she will be pleased.


#5

That’s quite some talent she’s got there! Thanks for sharing…


#6

Is that recent? Looks as if her work with colours is getting even stronger than it already was :sunny:


#7

Hi Aran, yes, this was her A level piece from the Summer. It’s going on our living room wall when we get it back!!


#8

That is really fantastic. I love the foreground color against the dimmer, very-Welsh-looking, background.


#9

I saw this amazing spectacle while in Aberystwyth at the weekend! Thousands of starlings roost under the pier during the winter.

More photos here


#10

Wow, great picture!!!
Would love to have been there. Bet the noise was pretty impressive too.


#11

Porth Clais, Sir Benfro (Pembrokeshire)
This is the place where the giant boar Twrch Trwyth (an Irish King who had been turned into a Boar) arrived in Britain from Ireland pursued by King Arthur and his knights! The story is told in the tale of Culhwch and Olwen in the Mabinogion.


#12

Really stunning! Makes me want to visit!


#13

That isn’t self-indulgent, it is extreme kindness in sharing your daughter’s great talent with us!! Those a tad younger and fitter than me will tell folk in the future, “I remember seeing her A-level picture on SSiW fforwm!!” (that last is my effort at rendering ‘forum’ into Cymraeg!!!)


#14

Thank you! We still haven’t been able to extract it from her school and get it on the wall but we are working on it!


#15

This is a photo from the start of our walk round Llyn Padarn, Llanberis is on the right just round the corner and Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon is just hidden in the cloud.

And this one’s from further round the same walk


#16

Now you’re making me feel homesick for Gwynedd…

[And I’m only down in Meifod…;-)]


#17

It’s a beautiful part of the world :smile:


#18

The pics took me straight back to holidays there!!! :grinning:


#19

My phone would not let me see your second photograph… really captures the atmosphere…, I can feel the cold coming of Llyn Padarn from here!


#21

The Tate Museum are asking for people to identify some of these photos by John Piper. Here are just a couple from the section of Welsh photos (full set here http://www.tate.org.uk/art/archive/tga-8728-3-15/piper-photographs-of-unidentified-locations-in-wales I’ve already pointed out the couple of photos of Aberystwyth and Old College)
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/TGA/TGA-8728/TGA-8728-3-15-4-1_9.jpg
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/TGA/TGA-8728/TGA-8728-3-15-9-1_9.jpg

Also some of the already identified photos many be wrong as I’ve spotted a couple of photos that have been wrongly labelled so so there may be others. (you can browse through the photos by country then by county)