Posts Tagged ‘Wales’

Pentre Ifan – Pembrokeshire, Wales

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Neolithic burial chamber, estimated date 3,500 BC – or 5,500 years old…

Pentre Ifan - Pembrokeshire, Wales

Pentre Ifan – Pembrokeshire, Wales

Wales – Elan Valley

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The Elan Valley in mid Wales is the main water source for Birmingham, England. There are some 3 reservoirs along the valley and the structures were competed in 1906. Water takes about a day and half to reach Birmingham – some 75 miles away – and gravity does all the work, no pumping required. Apart from being quite clever, the structures are visually impressive and look built to last… Engineering like this enhances the landscape – ‘tho the townships flooded ¬†out by the initial construction might not have agreed.

Wales

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Snowdonia and North Wales

Thursday, September 20th, 2012