Saturday, 14 June 2014

Picture This #255 ~ Your Life/Your Neighbourhood

Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this week's challenge. This will be an interesting theme, it'll be good to get to know the places where my friends live!!

I haven't taken many photos recently of my neighbourhood, so all my shots are older ones from my archive. The area I live in is fairly rural. Several villages, a couple of small towns and quite a few historical sites.

1) This is the 'busy' main street of the village where I live.
Lamphey Village

2) This is the view from my home.
Across The Fields 1

3) The nearest historical site is actually in the village where I live. These are the remains of Lamphey Palace, once the home of the Bishops of St David's.
Lamphey Palace View

4) A couple of miles away is Carew,  another small village with a lot of history. This is a view of the Mill and Millpond, taken at sunset on a freezing cold winter's day. 
Frozen Millpond

5) The main river of the area is the Cleddau. Not a very long river, but has the distinction of widening into one of the deepest natural harbours in the world before it reaches the sea, at a place called Milford Haven, just three miles from where I live. Here you can see the ferry to Ireland leaving port. 
Ferry Calm


16 comments:

  1. oh wow you live in a very photogenic and full of history place love that harbor it is fantastic
    thanks Mitch

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  2. Its a very beautiful part of Wales you live in Mitch, fantastic captures of the surrounding area mate ;)

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  3. I have never been to Wales, but you photos are very enticing. something of everything.

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  4. Wonderful shots, Mitch, I think you live in a beautiful place. I especially like the one of Lamphey castle, I would love to be able to walk around and explore.

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    1. Thanks Benni :-)) Lamphey palace is actually a smaller twin of the Bishop's main palace at St David's, the ruins of which stand next to the current cathedral.

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  5. Looking at your nice shots, makes me feel like travelling to Wales, where I have never been. Love the quietness that surrounds your place that though they may not be big ones always have very interesting corners to discover, either historic or not.

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    1. Thanks Belita :-)) Wales is a beautiful and historical country, there is much to see. One day you should see it for yourself.

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  6. hi Mitch, beautiful places as usual and the historical one is terrific. It's a pity that I missed it during my stay in your country

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    1. Thanks Nico :-)) I believe when you visited Wales, you toured mainly in the north of the country? I live in the very south-west corner.

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    2. not really Mitch as I spend some days in Cardiff and went to Caerphilly , Chepstow and other places whose names I don't remember at the moment

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    3. Oh ok, Nico. Yes, those places are in the south of wales, but much further east to where I am.

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  7. What a lovely village, Mitch. It looks so peaceful and quiet.

    Your second shot is like looking out over an antebellum plantation down south. What a pretty view you have from your place!


    The ruins are the stuff dreams are made of! Makes me think of Mary Stewart's "The Crystal Cave" (one of my fav books). Wonderful shot!

    The millpond looks so dramatic with the trees and houses in the background etched in gold, and the pond itself looks like molten silver and gold swirling together.

    Nice shot of the harbor. Lovely reflections of the sky/clouds.




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    1. Thanks Debby :-)) If you like old ruins like that, you'd love the whole area....there are many castles and other ruins spread around this county and the next!!

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