Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Right Royal Rain

Hoods up against the rain as this little group cross Lancaster Square in Conwy. The building in the background is the local police station and the painted statue on the left is of Llwelyn ap Lorwerth, also known as Llwelyn the Great (c1172-1240) who united and ruled Wales for forty years. The statue and the ornamental fountain it stands on was unveiled in 1898 to commemorate a water supply to the town.  The square (which expands behind me) is also home to the annual Honey Fair in September which dates back more than 700 years when local bee-keepers were given the right to sell their honey within the walls of the town by the Royal Charter of Edward I.
Here is a close up of the statue of Llwelyn the Great from Wikipedia with blue sky background. The statue was created by E O Griffith and is in Llwelyn's royal colours.
More rain as we take a turn around the town and pass the traffic lights. The building is Aberconwy House a medieval merchants house and warehouse.
Tourists ignoring the rain while photographing the smallest house in Great Britain with its traditionally costumed curator.
Meanwhile down by the harbour no day sailors can be seen out on the water in the misty rain
But part of the mural by the car park underpass shows sunnier sailing days by the coast and a sunbathing crab.

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Rajesh said...

Wonderfully captivating images.

photowannabe said...

Love the rainy trip through town.
Things are still lovely in the rain.

Gerald (SK14) said...

Would love to see more of the mural.

Ann said...

It can be fun walking in the rain, looks like it didn't stop anyone.

ellen b. said...

We were in Conwy in 2006 and we so enjoyed our stay there. We had one of the most memorable meals ever...
Loved seeing your rainy photos!

Trubes said...

I used to love walking in the rain, may be that's why I have arthritis now, or may be just old age !
We have visited Conway quite a few times and I recognise most of the sites. particularly the tiny house with the little Welsh Lady greeting people,

Roger Owen Green said...

Knights are always so cool.

Reader Wil said...

I take it that this is in Wales ?
Thanks for this post and the beautiful photos.
Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team.