|The Archives required their tag on my photos.|
|Prifysgol Bangor, or Bangor University|
|Bangor U more impressive from the back.|
|The Nave, Bangor Cathedral|
|On arrival in Conwy. Note that we are within the medieval city wall! (more below)|
|Conwy Castle. Can you ever visit too many castles? NO!|
I just recently made the connection in Cymraeg class that "Llew" means "Lion." Hence, the armorial.
|The town wall at the end of every street.|
When Edward I built the town and castle as part of his iron ring around Wales, the native Cymry were only allowed inside the English town wall with special permits and fees. Now the town is Cymreig and anyone can drive right in!
|Conwy Castle and Town from the Wall.|
|Conwy Town and Castle from the high point of the wall.|
|So I have this plan. Wait until the tide is out, at dark, and sneak around the city wall!|
Actually, most castles in Wales were conquered by treachery from within. People kept changing sides.
|I think I like the round towers of Conwy better than the angular ones of Caernarfon.|
Also, notice the railroad right next to the castle.
|New stained glass in ancient chapel windows!|
|Some of our travel buddies on an adjacent tower.|
Across the bay is the Llandudno Peninsula with its copper mines going back to prehistoric times.
|The three roads coming into Conway across the river to the foot of the Castle.|
The older road center, the railroad on the right, and the modern highway on the left.
|My wife on the top of the Conwy Town Wall pointing out Yr Wyddfa, or Mount Snowdon, that we had climbed the day before.|
My wife did visit the Victorian tourist-trap of the train stop with the longest name at least in Britain.
|Our group, sans Yo, at (well, you spell it!)|