Caernarfon Castle on the Afon Seiont

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    This was one of the photos that I took from the other side of the foot bridge by the Anglesey pub, that Ma Zhengfang guided me to, so without her help I'd have never found this shot.

    This majestic castle was built over 700 years ago, and was inspired by Roman, Constantinople, and Arthurian architecture. It sits on the intersection of the River Seiont, and the Menai Strait, and was a symbol of British rule over the Welsh; to the Welsh it was also a source of resentment towards the British.

    1. Ma Zhengfang 61 months ago | reply

      This castle is so much more impressive looking, from this view. At the risk of initiating a "That's what she said..." joke, it's a lot bigger than it looked in the other pictures. It kind of makes me sad, though, that the ones in Okinawa didn't survive nearly as well as the ones in Europe did. :/

    2. Nelo Hotsuma 61 months ago | reply

      Ma Zhengfang Totally agree! And that was also one of the first things I noticed about the castles here. There are some ruined castles here too, but as soon as I saw this one I had to come, and it was nice to be able to run up and down the halls, and get lost, and all the other things they let you do in a castle that would be against the rules in America. :p

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