Sunday, 24 December 2017

Pistyll Rhaeadr in Autumn 2016 and Winter 1985 (Wales)

Hi fellas,

It is Christmas Eve today, therefore, I thought I would post something both wintry and enchanting, and about something that is in Wales, not far from Shrewsbury. I have chosen a place called Pistyll Rhaeadr, which this time is not an actual human settlement (though it has some built environment), but it is an outstanding natural beauty in the Berwyn Mountains. In fact, it is one of the most stunning and Britain's tallest (240ft/80m) single-drop waterfall. 

I am posting photos of this breathtaking natural phenomenon because we have got images out of the family archives (many thanks to Aunty Ol for them) back from 1985 documenting 'the big freeze' on the falls. Since there is not much snow (or ice) out there at the moment and the temperature is about +12°C, hopefully, these images will bring a seasonal shiver down your spine. Before you enjoy these frosty photos, have a look at a few of my photos taken on one of our trips in the area in the colourful autumn in 2016. Now enjoy and have a ... 

Merry Christmas!

~ Laszlo #thesignhunters

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
















* * * * *

















© Photos were taken by Laszlo Bokor (2016) and Aunty Ol (1985). The Sign Hunters, all rights reserved.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Labels

the sign hunters england europe shropshire urban photography architecture wales georgia graffiti shrewsbury winter caucasia forzen north wales capital city colours market town west midlands balkan bristol caucasus mountains conwy eurasia european union frost frozen trees hordaland hungary lithuania mountains northern europe norway outdoors scandinavia smallest house in great britain staffordshire summer svaneti the baltics thomas telford unesco world heritage site wolverhampton 1981 riots aberystwyth antanas zmuidzinavicius arriva trains wales asia atcham attingham park austria autumn avon baltic arts baltic region basin bass bath bergen betws-y-coed birmingham bishop's castle black country black metal brewery brewing brinsford british winter bulgaria burton-upon-trent burzum cambrian coast railway canal cavern quarter chalaati glacier chetwynd aston chirk church aston churchyard civitas fidelissima communism conwy bay conwy castle corwen coven cross green dadiani palace deganwy details devil efailnewydd ethnographic museum fantoft stave church forthlin road galton bridge gelati gelati monastery geysir golden circle great britain gwynedd handsworth haukadalur hereford hereford cathedral herefordshire historic market town iceland imereti industrial revolution james corden james watt joule's ales kartlis deda kaunas kraków kutaisi kőszeg latvia laugarvatn listed buildings liverpool ljubljana llandecwyn llangollen llangollen canal llyn peninsula llyn tecwyn uchaf ludlow ludlow castle m45 manchester manchester cathedral market drayton marston's mestia molson coors monastic complex mtatsminda park narrow boat national trust newcastle newcastle-upon-tyne newport north america north east england odda ordance survey orthodox pale ale pattingham paul mccartney pen-y-garn penny lane periphery pistyll rhaeadr poland pontcysyllte aqueduct poverty pwllheli riga river conwy river dwyryd river trent rotherham rural country saint tecwyn's church samargelo seaside shifnal shropshire union canal sir edward german slovenia smethwick snow snowdonia sofia somerset sopron south yorkshire soviet art spring stapenhill talsarnau tbilisi telford telford and wrekin the beatles the devil's museum titanic toxteth transport for wales trolltunga tyne and wear varg vikernes videography vilnius waterfall waterways wem west bromwich west bromwich albion western hungary whitchurch winshill ynys gifftan yugoslavia zugdidi