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Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: December 14th, 2021, 1:55 pm
by Bangitintrnet
PortandSud wrote: December 13th, 2021, 7:17 pm Very nice, is that your house ?
It's the Physic Garden at Cowbridge, reconstructed and growing plants that would cure various ailments. The building in the background used to be the grammar school but has now been converted to flats.

Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: December 15th, 2021, 5:32 pm
by PortandSud
Beautiful, I like Cowbridge...cant remember the last time that I went though.

Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: December 21st, 2021, 5:39 pm
by UPTHEPORT
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Nice stroll on canal today 🎅

Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: January 13th, 2022, 12:00 pm
by mad norm
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Frosty tussucks this morn

Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: January 13th, 2022, 12:13 pm
by UPTHEPORT
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Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: January 13th, 2022, 1:13 pm
by mad norm
UPTHEPORT wrote: January 13th, 2022, 12:13 pm
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That's a cracker UTP

Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: January 13th, 2022, 1:37 pm
by UPTHEPORT
Cheers just got new phone so trying out camera

Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: January 13th, 2022, 7:10 pm
by phil_in_npton
Good Evening!

Do monuments count as scenery?
Just over the road and visible from our house, this 13th century cross is one of only three remaining from twelve originally erected by Edward I to commemorate his wife Queen Eleanor. At each of the coffins resting places a cross was built. Ending in London hence “Charing Cross” As she bore him 16 children I think she deserved a memorial of some kind!

Phil in Northampton
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Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: January 14th, 2022, 1:05 pm
by OLDCROMWELLIAN
phil_in_npton wrote: January 13th, 2022, 7:10 pm Good Evening!

Do monuments count as scenery?
Just over the road and visible from our house, this 13th century cross is one of only three remaining from twelve originally erected by Edward I to commemorate his wife Queen Eleanor. At each of the coffins resting places a cross was built. Ending in London hence “Charing Cross” As she bore him 16 children I think she deserved a memorial of some kind!

Phil in Northampton
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I assume none of those children spoke a word of Cymraeg

Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: January 14th, 2022, 8:04 pm
by phil_in_npton
I doubt it, more likely French as his wife was Queen Eleanor of Castile.
We are lucky to have this wonderful open area opposite us, Lovely walk this afternoon in the winter sunshine..

Phil in Northampton


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Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: January 14th, 2022, 9:08 pm
by OLDCROMWELLIAN
phil_in_npton wrote: January 14th, 2022, 8:04 pm I doubt it, more likely French as his wife was Queen Eleanor of Castile.
We are lucky to have this wonderful open area opposite us, Lovely walk this afternoon in the winter sunshine..

Phil in Northampton


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Isn't Castile in Spain?
Lovely pictures however.

Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: January 14th, 2022, 11:20 pm
by phil_in_npton
Good Evening,

My apologies… you are right. Indeed it is!

I’ve just read up a bit and the marriage was very much politically engineered to bring an end to certain hostilities. It got too complicated for me to follow!

Phil in Northampton

Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: January 15th, 2022, 9:28 am
by OLDCROMWELLIAN
phil_in_npton wrote: January 14th, 2022, 11:20 pm Good Evening,

My apologies… you are right. Indeed it is!

I’ve just read up a bit and the marriage was very much politically engineered to bring an end to certain hostilities. It got too complicated for me to follow!

Phil in Northampton
Yes indeed, there history was most complicated, and politically engineered.
My oblique reference to the Welsh speaking children was about the legend of bringing his wife to Caernarfon Castle to give birth to their first child on Welsh soil and creating the title of 'Prince of Wales' heir to the throne, who he promised would be born in Wales and not speak a word of English.
Of course his son Edward 2nd eventually came to an alleged most ignominious end, involving a red hot poker and rectum.

Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: January 16th, 2022, 1:27 pm
by mad norm
Sun up through the fog this morn.
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Re: Your pictures of beautiful scenery in your area

Posted: January 17th, 2022, 7:14 pm
by UPTHEPORT
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Nice shot of full moon over castle