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One more from UK - Cardiff under snow

Added: December 18, 2010

Tags: Cardiff UK photos

Cardiff Castle with snow

I did not expect this. Heavy snow and blue sky. It would be mistake to ignore such an opportunity. Well, I was lazy to go out yesterday evening to capture fresh snow and Christmas lights in the centre and also to get some rich colours of sunrise today... But I went out eventually!

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Well it is here, time to go back home. But before we can go, we need to visit the last waterfall in Zuzka's list - Pistyll Rhaeadr. She talked about it since I came here, but we'd never managed to get there. Until now. Peter came to visit us, so this was good way to spend our weekend.

We've been there 6 weeks ago, but I had other things to handle like organizing moving, finding stuff we want to buy before we leave (just to have more to move). Plus it seems to be good farewell post, so I was not in hurry with posting it.

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A few weeks ago we had visitors. Zuzka's parents came so we wanted to show them some places we knew they will like. So we decided to go to St Fagans and Bath.

I have been to both places before, but I did not see exactly the same part of it. And of course I am not going to show pictures of the same places.

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Dorset

Added: May 30, 2009

Tags: UK beach cliffs photos

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After we returned from Isle of Wight to Southampton we went to Brimar Guest House. It is very good guest house and I can endorse it. Friendly staff, clean, quiet, very good breakfast.

Our program for Sunday was to explore coast line of Dorset. Me and Peter have been there before, but other people in our group have not. And it is worth of seeing it more times.

It took me longer than usual to decide which photo to select as main for this post. I like to select photo containing red or earth colours if there is some to complement "greenery" of the blog, but I realized many of recent "cover" photos are like that. And it would be mistake if I did not use Durdle Door to represent Dorset.

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Isle of Wight

Added: May 26, 2009

Tags: UK beach castle cliffs photos

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Another trip waiting to be published for about 1 month (and there are more waiting). This time we went to the south of England.

Our destination was Isle of Wight as main attraction for Saturday and nearby coast up to Portland for Sunday. The weather was beautiful for whole Saturday.

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Leeds Castle

Added: May 11, 2009

Tags: UK castle photos

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Day after visiting Windsor Castle we have been to Leeds Castle in Kent. It is rather small castle, but very nice. It has beautiful garden and cages with exotic birds.

I have finally confirmed myself there that shining sun really makes difference in photos. Simply, it started as cloudy day leading to sombre photos. I still liked them (I like melancholic photos :-) ), but we decided to wait till sun comes out. It took us about 2 hours since we noticed patches of blue sky on north east. It was huge difference! Now, my photos started to look more like postcards (see? this is what happens when nobody is complimenting me :-) )

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Windsor, Eton

Added: May 10, 2009

Tags: UK castle photos

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We have been to Windsor 3 weeks ago, but I was not able to publish pictures sooner. We wanted to visit Windsor Castle for long time, but we have always put it aside. Finally we decided to go, seeing nice weather in April.

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Kidwelly Castle

Added: September 14, 2008

Tags: UK castle

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It does not happen often that we have nice weather here in Wales. So it was a bit suprising when we have found sun is shining yesterday morning. I've checked forecast, it said "not bad" so we started to think what we could do.

From 2 alternatives: Cardiff Castle and Kidwelly Castle we picked later (we can go to Cardiff Castle any time and we have been there before). We found trains, cross checked forecast, prepared something to eat and got off.

We needed to change trains in Llannelli. A slight glitch happened there - train was late. Every five minutes it was announced it is late bit longer. Finally, after 30 minutes they got enough of guts to tell us what I've already knew - service was cancelled (I have not travelled by train for the first time in UK. Last time it took about 2 hours of announcements "Train is approximatelly 10 minutes late" even everybody knew no train is going happen and in the best case bus will come to take us). So we found bus station and we could continue. Bus services cannot be compared with services of railways. Really kind and helpful driver, no little lies, just correct stuff. (OK, I am not really fair now, an attendant in train from Cardiff was really helpful and nice too.)

But overall - whole trip was very good and satisfying. We still had enough time to see what we wanted. And maybe we could be late bit more, because at the beginning heavy clouds were over Kidwelly and blue sky started only later.

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