Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
This was a procession through the main streets of Caerphilly , with hundreds of children, samba bands, a brass band too, and ending with a firework display in the castle. It was very well supported and no doubt the children already excited by Christmas, would have been wound up that little bit more.
A Merry Christmas to you all.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
This is one of many around the world, and similar to the one outside St Pauls in London. Originally this camp was set up outside Cardiff castle but the protestors were moved and have relocated here in front of a Trade Union building. More sympathetic to their cause than Cardiff Coucil.
Does anyone else have problems uploading photos using Picasa and IE. After Googling the problem a way around it is to use a different browser to IE and upload the pictures directly from your folder. If there is a better way please let me know.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Blogger seems to be playing up as this is my third attempt to put this post together.
This is Senghenydd, I'm sure I've shown you pictures of it before, but the reason why we visit it is that there is a wonderful hill up from the village to the moorland in the first picture. Its like a ride through history, as looking back down you can see the remains of the colliery and the scene of the greatest mining accident in UK history. In 1913 489 miners were killed in an undeground explosion, cause by a build up of "damp" gas.
In the top picture, where the top track going off to the right, is the remains of the "Senghenydd Dyke" an ancient 13th century boundary ditch, of the de Clare family who lived in Caerphilly Castle.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Saturday, November 05, 2011
The autumn colours are not that vivid this year, probably due to the warm mild weather we have had and the trees are still producing glucose / food. When they stop producing food, the chlorophyll in the leaves goes away and then we can see orange and yellow colours. These colours were in the leaves all summer, but the green covered them up.
This is also the worse part of the Taf Trail as there is usually so much broken glass around here that the chances of a puncture are high.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
This is Castell Coch in Tongwynlais, a beautiful local landmark. Beautiful, but never lived in, just a whim of a very rich man. This was taken from the valley floor and I have used photoshop to get this view. I've enroled on an adult education course and this was one of my projects, to eliminated all the electric cables and anything else etc . Click the link for more information.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Monday, October 03, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Thursday, September 08, 2011
This is from part of a cycle ride. The first picture is as you are leaving Treorchy with its ribbon development and then heading up the mountain road to the top of the Rhigos Mountain. Its 4 miles from where the first picture was taken to the top, a steady climb and not too steep. I took these pictures whilst cycling.
On the way to the top you pass an old Iron Age settlement called Hen Dre Yr Mynydd [The old town on the mountain], some more pictures here.