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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...

 

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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.

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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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*

   

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

Llanfair-pwllgwyngyll-gogery-chwyrn-drobwll-llan-tysilio-gogo-goch, official short form name Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, also spelt Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, is a large village and local government community on the island of Anglesey in Wales. It is situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. Whilst the official short form name is used in official contexts, both the full name and shortened (Llanfairpwll or Llanfair PG) forms of the place name are used in various contexts.

 

At the 2001 census, the population of the community was 3,040. By the time of the 2011 Census the population had increased to 3,107, of whom 71% could speak Welsh. It is the sixth largest settlement on the island by population.

 

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. Although this name is generally stated to have been invented in the 1860s for promotional purposes, a similarly lengthy version was recorded as early as 1849.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

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

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

 

Arriva Trains Wales/Trenau Arriva Cymru: a Class 158 DMU with a train from Birmingham International to Holyhead.

Transport for Wales' 1D14 1308 Birmingham International-Holyhead service passes through Llanfairpwllgwyngyll on 6th March, formed of a class 158 DMU.

 

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (for short) has the longest name of any station on the UK rail network.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch train station. or as the locals call it Llanfair PG. HTT

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 Peake of Pontypool Mercedes-Benz Tourismo BN17JHH.

...to The Church Of Mary In The Hollow Of The White Hazel Near The Fierce Whirlpool And The Church Of Tysilio By The Red Cave..........please. :-)

 

(In Explore)

June 8, 2014.

Another King Long model which had so far evaded me was the XMQ6129, their premium offering on two axles, pitched between the standard XMQ6127 touring coach, and the tri-axle shown before. As luck would have it, I found this Northern Irish example in North Wales a few weeks ago, when he had deposited his passengers at the outlet store at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch station. This had started out life on the mainland in 2014, as a demonstrator for King Long, passing to Rooney a year later.

 

There were about 15 of these in all, mainly in London on Terravision work, or ending up in Northern Ireland, hence my lack of sightings. Eamonn Rooney managed to become King Long's sole customer in 2016, when he bought one of these brand new, to add to his collection of used ones.

  

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!

 

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

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.

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'.

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

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?

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.

  

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 Eifion's of Gwalchmai Alexander Dennis Enviro200 4 CX65BUH passing by on their service 47 to Bangor.

The world's second-longest one-word place name...

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.

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.

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 railway station. 25th September 2017.

"Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch"

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

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll or Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll (pronounced [ɬanˌvair puɬˈɡwɨ̞nɡɨ̞ɬ]) is a large village and local government community on the island of Anglesey in Wales. It is situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. Both shortened (Llanfairpwll or Llanfair PG) and lengthened (Llanfair-pwllgwyngyll-gogery-chwyrn-drobwll-llan-tysilio-gogo-goch) forms of the placename are used in various contexts.

MK4_1819 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

 

You won't be seeing this bus like this again... as it's now been repainted. Here ARRIVA Buses Wales DAF DB250 / EL Lowlander 4189 - Y704 XJF hurries through Llanfair PG on Bws Coleg 543 to Talwrn. The former ARRIVA Midlands vehicle is actually located in the town with the longest name in Britain!

 

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 Company Coaches of Ferrybridge Yutong ZK6129HQ TC12 YH66VMW.

better in large

 

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch ends up here, in this place...

 

Aha. I asked myself - finishing in reading the name at the station plus its meaning written below ("The church of Mary in the hollow of the white hazel near the fierce whirlpool and the church of Tyslio by the red cave") - so I think after one hour ca. - what could be "a white hazel"? a "fierce whirlpool"????!!! Walking a little I think this is the spot between the two churches! What a beautiful discover! (more sure of the find now I watch at previous link-song).

 

Buongiorno to all !! I'm so happy you was as well as curious like me to discover this special place in the world :)! What a super reponse!!! Really I didnt expect me all those views!!!!! My personal record!!! Thanks to all! and special thanks who find also the time to leave a comment, grazie mille, thanks twice! I report here the one of "CJH" that I really loved: "Very cool. I schooled in England, but had a Welsh teacher who for a fun event, taught us all the correct pronunciation of this place over the course of a winter term. That was more years ago than I care to recall, but the word has been etched onto my brain ever since! Just rolls off the tongue :)"

 

Welsh are mad? The ones that live in that white houses for sure! ;D! But you know, I loved this type of madness! ;)

More welsh photos to come! Bore da!

To Scott and Ty that say WALES (no Ty, no pizza there ;D)! smackssss!

*Starlight*

 

p.s. make it possible... click here - grazie mille

St. Mary's Church, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Anglesey, UK

Day 27 2015

Spent the day on Anglesey with my younger brother today we visited RAF Valley,South stack lighthouse and llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch this was taken from a footbridge at the train station.HTT.

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 Gee-Vee Travel of Barnsley VDL Futura 2 GT14GVT.

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