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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

The original (well, almost, it burned down in 1865) Victorian Station Building at the famed, tongue twisting Welsh Station.

 

Well, no visit to Anglesey would be complete without a photo of this iconic station, would it!

The end of a long day on Anglesey. The weather had been drab from the start. In fact, we sat chatting in the car for half an hour while the rain put us off venturing out. It finally abated then the skies started to clear from the west. Easily the best light of the day and worth starying until the light faded away.

 

South Stack is accessed via a steep set of stairs which wind their way down from the cliff top. These give a lot of choice for how to position the building relative to the horizon, the only restriction depending on how tall your tripod is, I didn't find the near foreground very photogenic and finding a balance between these two factors was a lot more difficult than I expected.

 

I'm still in seven minds as to where the best spot is. I'm happier with the horizon on the shot I posted earlier (Study 4), though that shot is more about the abstract geometric doodle of a line created by the wall leading to the light. This one is all about the location and reason for having a lighthouse in the first instance.

 

Side note - I've heard that the wall was designed on the 24th July 1808 on the 5:15 London to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch express. The designer was keen to replicate the Fibonacci sequence but unfortunately the train went over a level crossing at the decisive moment.

I’d heard that there was a lovely waterfall somewhere on an island just off the North-West coast of Wales, so given my obsession with WR&S, I tried to find its location online.

 

I found just the video on You Tube entitled ‘The Secret Waterfall of ********.

 

Great!

 

The video has some lovely shots of this beautiful little waterfall in all its glory with glowing descriptions, ‘a fantastic find, fantastic place to be, quite magical!’

 

Ok, come on then, where is it?

 

Then we get to the punchline, ‘the waterfall is a little bit inaccessible but I’m not going to reveal where it is because, well, as I’ve said it’s a bit of a secret!

 

FFS!

I suppose the clue was in the title ‘Secret’.

 

There are some great Tog vlogs out there, sadly I found this one just a wee bit frustrating.

 

I’ve never understood this Gollumesque protection of locations, youtu.be/Iz-8CSa9xj8 !

 

I mean, it’s not as though there will be an avalanche of Tog coach parties, jostling for position, all wanting to capture a little cascade!

We’ve all been to famous locations and stood in exactly the same spot with the same settings and same composition and our images are never identical.

 

To the rescue came one of my Flickr friends who not only gave me detailed directions on how to find it but also offered to meet me and show me the way. Sadly, due to his work commitments, that never came off, but the directions were spot on. I managed to find it easily even with my less than optimal navigational skills. Many thanks Meurig, this one’s for you.

 

Oh, and if anyone would like to visit this really beautiful, tucked away spot, just let me know and……………..well, I couldn’t possibly tell you, it is a secret after all. 😉

 

OK, just a little clue, the island is quite large, one of my favourite places, separated from the mainland by two marvellous bridges with some fast-flowing water rhyming with Chennai Gates and very close to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch*

 

Oops, I've mistakenly geo-tagged it too!

Seriously, if anyone would like to visit, just let me know. It's not the sort of place you will find by chance.

  

Here’s some new music to me, I stumbled across them on Spotify recently and I haven’t listened to much else since. Not sure how I’ve missed them so far, reminiscent of Editors and actually on a UK tour at the moment……

youtu.be/MPEZzucLv5g?list=PLBsLs81fD0ZvPJ52FBRsQbjbrDBf4wAVP

   

 

🚀 Styling card:

 

Hair Lucia by Exile @ Collabor 88

Bento Mesh Head and Eyes Greer by LeLutka

Mesh Body by Legacy

Skin and Shape by myself

Wet Materials Shine (Body Oil) by Eva Artemesia

 

Earrings & Bangles Dollarbie by La Bottega Di Anna

Heart Necklace Black by Boutique 187

Outfit Diva by TETRA @ Collabor 88

 

🚀 Location: USS Galilee NCC 94605

 

🚀 Music clip: Foster The People - Pumped up Kicks

The village and station, on Anglesey in North Wales, has the full name: 'LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH'

The village also is known by its longer Welsh name: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch as seen on this building.

Make it possible! ... CLICK HERE grazie mille!!!

 

I loved this country also for it's craziness, that starts from its language.

It's really funny when you're travelling around Cymru to read signs. They are written in both languages, english and... welsh! Completely different! Really unpronounceable!

But the funniest cames arriving in a little town of 3000 inhabitants ca., that has a record. The longest name in Europe! The second longest in the world !!! (Australia has the worldrecord)...

And has also a meaning!

"The church of Mary in the hollow of the white hazel near the fierce whirlpool and the church of Tyslio by the red cave"

  

Here you have the train station. Let's imagine only the scene:

"Sorry can I have a ticket to ... Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?" :D!!!

 

Undecided if put you the song www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BXKsQ2nbno

or the... "weather-man" (welsh local forecast) :D

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHxO0UdpoxM

 

Scott don't know if you was able to recognize the very very green shade of grass, but you got it! It's Wales! :)))

I'll dedicate you the next shot :)...

Buongiorno to all !!! and Welcome to Wales! or better

Croeso i ogledd Cymru !!! ;)

*Starlight*

   

While my wife went in the shit shop at Llanfair PG (can't be bothered to write the whole name).................oh, OK :Llanfair-pwllgwyngyll-gogery-chwyrn-drobwll-llan-tysilio-gogo-goch. I had plenty time to browse the car park and amuse myself while one man took several panoramic shots of his two mates on the station platform with that ever so long name.

 

I'm not sure if an old steam train passed, or was it a VW Golf?

The name means 'The Church of Mary in the hollow of the white hazel near the fierce whirlpool and the Church of Tysilio near the red cave'.

I am confident that everyone on Flickr can spell this with no problem at all.

I can't.

Llanfairpwll station was opened in 1848 by the Chester and Holyhead Railway but it suffered a catastrophic fire in 1865 and had to be totally re-constructed by the London & North Western Railway. It was closed in 1966 but re-opened in 1970 due to the fire on the Britannia Bridge as the terminus for trains from Holyhead.

 

The last time we stood on this platform was in 1973 when it was temporarily closed following the reopening of Britannia bridge.

 

The station is known for its longer name, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysilio-gogogoch, but this is a Victorian contrivance for the benefit of tourists with no basis in historical usage. It comprises the full name of the village, plus local topographical details, plus the name of a neighbouring church etc. The hyphens are usually omitted. The village it serves is actually called Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a large village and local government community on the island of Anglesey in Wales. The long form of the name, with 58 characters split into 19 syllables, is the longest place name in Europe and the second longest official one-word place name in the world.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

(llan-vire-pooll-guin-gill-go-ger-u-queern-drob-ooll-llandus-ilio-gogo-goch)

"St. Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the church of St. Tysilio near the red cave"

 

175104 arriving at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch with a Cardiff - Holyhead service. 25th September 2017.

Shot using a Nikon D610 with Samyang 14mm f/2.8 manual lens.

The shot is of Beaumaris Pier, but it's famous neighbour Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (thank God for copy and paste) is only a couple of miles away from here.

With the longest place name in Europe, it has the one of the smallest train stations and the name sign is longer than the trains.

Also, asking directions to it, is a bit of a nightmare........ viz a viz pronunciation. Anyone want to know, click here: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Cy-Llanfairpw...

 

Explored: Thanks so much for all you comments and fav's.

Found and made objects and paper on board.

A chance to visit the land of my grandfathers - Ynys Mon aka Anglesey. One of those photos that needed ticking off - steam through Llanfair P.G.

 

45690 Leander absolutely thundered its way through the station carrying the Irish Mail headboard.

Composition for Week 35 - Sky - with the Compositionally Challenged group.

 

I like pylons because as an engineer I like the simplicity of all those triangles that give it strength with lightness.

I also think they have elegance and beauty.

 

Cropped to offset the Pylon a tad.

The fishing village of Å, pronounced Ah.

It has the shortest place name in the world. So I've now visited the villages with the shortest and longest place names. The other is in Wales:- llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

 

I can pronounce both :-)

 

Mae fy nhad yn y Gymraeg

 

This store was packed with clothing of all types and very busy. Two full coaches of people arrived within 10 mins of us getting there and the place was already full before they came !

 

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It would have been perfect if an old steam engine was stopping,

still, at least i've seen it for myself.

 

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Bumble bee taking its time gorging on the pollen from this Bishop dahlia in Plas Newydd National Trust in

Llanfair-pwllgwyngyll-gogery-chwyrn-drobwll-llan-tysilio-gogo-goch.

 

Now thats a mouthful for a thursday flower :))

With 58 characters split into 19 syllables, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the longest place name in Europe, and the second longest official one-word place name in the world. Although this name is generally stated to have been invented in the 1860s as an early publicity stunt to give the station the longest name of any railway station in Britain, a similarly lengthy version was recorded as early as 1849. The name translates into English as, "The church of St Mary of the pool of the white hazels near the rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio of the red cave".

. . the longest city name in the world. And no, . . .

. . . the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

in Wales and New Zealand’s Tetaumatawhakatangihangakoauaotamateaurehaeaturipukapihimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuaakitanarahu

aren’t longer.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Composition for Week 35 - Sky - with the Compositionally Challenged group.

 

I adore the mountains, so with the clouds and blue sky this is my favourite shot of the series.

Yes that famous Welsh village with the very long name containing no fewer than 58 letters. If you look above the doors in the station building you can just make out the ridiculously long name plate of the station.

No trip to North Wales would be complete without a visit to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, or LlanfairPG as it's often referred to.

 

In August 2017 I couldn't help but stop and take a few snaps including Eifion's of Gwalchmai Alexander Dennis Enviro200 4 CX65BUH passing by on their service 47 to Bangor.

The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust's ex-LMS 'Princess Coronation' No. 46233 'Duchess off Sutherland' rushes through THAT place on Anglesey, North Wales at the head of the returning PMR Tours "The Welsh Dragon', 1Z24 1520 Holyhead - Crewe - Bristol Temple Meads on 19th May 2012. Copyright Photograph John Whitehouse - all rights reserved

MK4_1720 Plas Newydd, Angelsey. Wales UK

 

National Trust Property on Angelsey (Ynys Mon), north Wales.

 

Nice property overlooking the Menai Straits and the Britannia Bridge.

 

Easy to find and lovely on a nice day - which it was. Red squirrels are here (but we did not see any).

 

Recommend visit.

 

More General Photographs at www.flickr.com/photos/staneastwood/albums

 

"Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch"

Do you know how to pronounce this 58 letters long town name?

  

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - translating to -

 

St. Mary`s church by the pool in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the church of St.Tysilio of the red cave.

 

This is the church mentioned in what is recognised as the longest place name in the U.K. some say the world.

 

Eglwys y Santes Fair Llanfairpwllgwyngwll & Llanddaniel Fab St. Marys Church, Anglesey.

 

No trip to North Wales would be complete without a visit to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, or LlanfairPG as it's often referred to.

 

In August 2017 I couldn't help but stop and take a few snaps including Landtourer Coaches of Fareham Volvo B13R / Volvo 9700 RF13WCX.

MK4_1570 Plas Newydd, Angelsey. Wales UK

 

National Trust Property on Angelsey (Ynys Mon), north Wales.

 

Nice property overlooking the Menai Straits and the Britannia Bridge.

 

Easy to find and lovely on a nice day - which it was. Red squirrels are here (but we did not see any).

 

Recommend visit.

 

More General Photographs at www.flickr.com/photos/staneastwood/albums

 

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