A visit to my home town

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by sgoldswo, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. sgoldswo

    sgoldswo Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 27, 2012
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    For Christmas, we made our biennial trip to Wales to spend it with my family. I grew up in a little town called Cowbridge, not far from Cardiff but in the countryside. While there I took a walk through town with my GH3...

    Blog post here: Cowbridge « sgoldswoblog

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  2. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Wonderful! Years ago I thought of doing graduate work at the University of Wales at Aberystwyth; your photos make me regret that I did not do so.
     
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  3. sgoldswo

    sgoldswo Mu-43 Regular

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    Ah well, I would like to say you didn't miss much but (despite the creaky victorian seaside buildings) I have an affection for Aberystwyth. I had a number of friends who did undergraduate degrees there who I would visit from time to time. Unfortunately my mother was not such a fan of my trips to Aberystwyth as I managed to prang her car (I had borrowed it) on a visit there :mad: but nevertheless I enjoyed myself... I suspect the weather is better in New Mexico though!
     
  4. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Absolutely no complaints about New Mexico weather. I moved here from Boston over twenty years ago to escape the dampness and cold. Now, much as I love Boston for many things, its weather is not among them, and the move is something I definitely haven't regretted.
     
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  5. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Takis
    Beatiful photos!The second is one of my favourites!
     
  6. sgoldswo

    sgoldswo Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 27, 2012
    Hertfordshire, UK
    Cheers, the second photo is of the town hall, which used to be the town jail. Underneath, a couple of cells survive and have been converted to a small museum (complete with the remains of a Roman legionary and his equipment). While it's now a fine Georgian town hall, there are times when I look at it from certain angles and imagine it without the clock tower and the Georgian windows as a jail in the late 18th century...
     
  7. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nicely done, thanks!
     
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  8. C-Towner

    C-Towner Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 29, 2012
    It's always great to come back home with a camera in hand :) great shots!
     
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  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    A very beautiful set! :thumbup:
     
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  10. Strick

    Strick Mu-43 Regular

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    Rob
    Very nice set of a beautiful place.
     
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