Friday, July 7, 2017

Portmeirion

Even if you have not seen the TV series called The Prisoner, there is a good chance you have seen Portmeirion in photos or in other TV series or films. If you don't know about this place, make sure you read the Wiki article to understand what you are about to see.

If you have the time, watch some of the first episode of the Prisoner.


The entrance. We paid about 10 pounds each.


Even the toilet building looks like it belongs.


If you watch the video, the 6 makes sense.


We had a cup of coffee at the cafe and then wandered into this fantastic village.




An old fashioned Post box.


This is just the pathway to the village.


The estuary in the distance.


Bottle brush from Australia. This little nook of the Welsh seaside is protected from the elements so exotic plants can grow here.



And now you start to see the unusual colours of the buildings.







And I will stop commentating for a while. Just gaze in rapt admiration.






Disneyland has nothing on this place. The inspiration is Portofino.









Notice the little statue to the left, half way up.



































Down by the estuary. 


This is low tide and there are warnings about going out on the sand just before the tide comes in.










I went briefly out onto the sand but the 'big white ball' didn't get me.



We walked back to the village via an inland path through the forest.





We took the train ride which was fun.





The Castell.

It took the owner about 50 years to build this magical, quirky village. You can read about him here.

I am so glad I was able to come here. As the Coastal Walker says, there is something slightly bonkers about this place.

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