Recently I posted some photos from my trip back home to North Wales in 2013. They were mostly pictures of Rhyl, a town that holds many childhood memories (like my first rollercoaster ride which I forgot to mention earlier). Now I’d like to share some pictures of a another town from my childhood that is associated with memories of quite a different flavour. Conwy is one of my favourite towns to visit, and I hope these photos will show you why. The first few photos are of signs that explain some of the history behind the town. Please click on one of them to enter the slideshow, and let me know if you have any trouble.
Sign about castles in North Wales.
Can you read it now?
Sign about Conwy’s walls.
On my way up onto the walls.
Part of the castle.
Looking back as I head away from the castle.
This part of the wall is fairly easy to walk on.
A view from the wall near the castle. You can just make out the turrets of the highest point of the wall on the skyline.
And up I go. Did I tell you I have a fear of heights?
Oh my word! This has to be one of the bravest photos I’ve ever taken.
My knees were knocking after that descent.
Notice the wall bounding the town on the left of the picture?
Can you see the railway line and bridge through the gap? And the pigeon above?
How about now?
Looking over the rooves of Conwy.
More rooves and chimneys.
Firemen stopping off at the chippy for their grub 🙂 Can you see the birds of prey silhouetted on the left? I think they’re statues put there to scare the pigeons.
Another way up.
Part of the old town inside the walls.
Another part of the town. I thought it looked more continental than Welsh, what do you think?
Looking down the quayside towards the castle.
Looking back up the quayside.
More from the quayside.
Heading home. The light is going.
Looking over the river towards Conwy.
One last photo before I catch the bus home.