Many thanks to Pat for hosting this week. A great theme, with lots of possibilities. My first thought was to post several photos of me!!! LOL. On second thoughts, maybe not!! I usually tend to use photos of the many castles here in Wales for this kind of theme, so decided to use some different ones for a change. All buildings still, but no castles.
1) Aberglasney House, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Originally built more than 500 years ago, and has been rebuilt several times over the centuries. Unoccupied since the early 1950's, it was subject to restoration of both the house and it's gardens in the late 1990's. The central section of the house received only minimal restoration, was covered with a glass roof and turned into a 'ninfarium', housing a large collection of exotic plants including orchids.
2) Forgotten farmhouse in the valley of the River Towey, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Not sure of it's age, but most definately older than 50 years!!
3) Thatched cottage in the village of Cenarth, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Dates back approx 400 years. Is now a coffee-house serving refreshments to tourists visiting the nearby waterfalls.
4) Ruins of a fortified manor house, Cresswell Quay, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Dates back more than 500 years.