Tonight I'm a sort of in a Dylan Thomas mood. Not the raging alcoholic side, but the poet. These photos are from my first few days in the U.K., when my Oxford program took a trip throughout Wales. We stopped in Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas lived and spent the latter years of his life. The beachfront seems to go for miles during low tide-- we literally couldn't see the ocean because the sand spanned so far. The best part about his house? The random Pierce Brosnan photo, of course.
But in all seriousness, Wales is really gorgeous. I miss Europe.
edit: I just found out that Pierce has a son named Dylan Thomas Brosnan. Oh, dear.
photos never do it justice.
back during the first weekend in england, our program went to wales. i've been pretty terrible at posting the rest of the photos from then but i guess it's better late than never. another one of the stops we made was to carreg cennen castle, still in wales, but pretty secluded so it's hard to get to on your own. the castle is just in ruins now, but it sits atop a big hill and the views are quite lovely.
since i never made it to the foothills of the alps when i went to
, i thought that running and spinning around here in wales would be second best to reenact the opening scene of the sound of music.
and, while we're on the subject of reenacting movie scenes, the cliffs here at carreg cennen were pretty reminiscent of the cliff scene in pride and prejudice, so here is my kiera knightley face during the close up of this scene. i'm a nerd, so what?
when i originally post about these ducks
, you couldn't really see the movements they were making. luckily, hiyabel took a little video of it (:
and i promise to blog about the rest of wales (and actual travel-related-matters)
once i finish my two papers :(
as the capital of wales,
cardiff also houses the welsh national assembly building
(at cardiff bay, pictured above)
this morning stop was more on the
side of our program trips
but it was still cool (:
where they meet they get their own little computers
this is when our guide sang the welsh national anthem for us :)
where all the commerce happened when
wales was a huge port during their coal mining days
huge water fountain...
also featured in torchwood
just another welsh sign.
i have no idea how to pronounce anything in this language.