Tumulus at Garth Hill - kite view

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    This view of the valleys north of Cardiff was taken from a Canon EOS 350D attached to a kite line from Garth Hill. Garth Hill (also called Garth Mountain) is a mountain located in South Wales. It can be seen near enough all over the Welsh capital city of Cardiff, and on a sunny day as far as Weston-super-Mare across the Bristol Channel in the South West of England. It lies in the Taff Vale with the village of Pentyrch on one side and looks down onto the small village of Gwaelod-y-Garth. The Garth has a number of tumuli on its top. These date from the early to middle bronze age, around 2000 BC. They are burial sites.

    A book was written about "Ffynnon Garw" which was made into a film The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995). The location of Ffynnon Garw rather implies it is The Garth; however, the story is fictional. The popular movie has resulted in a stream of visitors climbing to the summit of Garth Mountain to view the location. It is also a popular location for people seeking magic mushrooms.

    If you have google Earth, you don't need a kite or flickr - just go towww.nickrussill.com/garth.kmz

    To see the setup I used for this shot, see www.flickr.com/photos/nickrussill/522212938/

    Flickr Dave, Julie Ivens, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Flickr Dave 94 months ago | reply

      I'm simply in awe, Nick. This is absolutely superb.

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    2. kyteman 94 months ago | reply

      Wonderful light, Nick, and good story too.

    3. David Mitchell 94 months ago | reply

      Terrific, Nick. The green foreground is stunning and really sets off the misty backdrop.

    4. Pierre Lesage 94 months ago | reply

      Agree, beautiful light

    5. John the Monkey 94 months ago | reply

      These kite shots are just great !

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    6. addypope 94 months ago | reply

      nice shot nick, great light. What time was it taken?

    7. nick_russill 94 months ago | reply

      Hi Addy - it was aboout 9pm. The light got warmer and warmer and then, being pretty cold, the batteries gave up on the camera so I went home.

    8. tuatara57macaw 94 months ago | reply

      I love the side-lighting that emphasizes the textures on the hill.

    9. LeszekZadlo 87 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 100 + Viewed Best Archaeology & Ruins Photos (add 1, award 1), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    10. camera_obscura [busy] 84 months ago | reply

      This is a really nice shot. Used to walk up here when I was a kid, so thanks for the memories!

    11. _Yann_ 79 months ago | reply

      Vous êtes invités au groupe :
      Megaliths of The World group

    12. [Duncan] 36 months ago | reply

      Fantastic view; was there recently, but obviously you don't see the same detail from on the ground!

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