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North Wales
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Dwyryd Estuary

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Wales - Portmeirion

Wales - Portmeirion
Portmeirion is a coastal resort on a peninsula in North Wales with hotels, cafe and tearoom, restaurants, shops and self catering cottages. Situated in the heart of Snowdonia it is overlooking the stunning coastal scenery of the estuary of the River Dwyryd.

Portmeirion was created by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1976. He wanted to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it.
Clough Williams-Ellis had conceived of a tightly grouped coastal village on some romantic clifftop site, perhaps on an island or a remote estuary. This idea stayed with him for about 20 years until in 1925 he found the Aber Iâ estate on the Dwyryd estuary near his home.
He did not feel Aber Iâ was appropriate as it could mean 'frozen river mouth', which was not ideal for a holiday resort. He changed the change the name to Portmeirion: ‘port’ to put it on the coast. and 'meirion' the correct spelling of Merioneth, the county in which it was located.

The Italian-like village of Portmeirion was built in two stages, from 1925 to 1939 and then once post war building restrictions had been lifted, from 1954 to 1976.

Today Portmeirion is owned by a charitable trust and can be visited on payment of an admission fee.

Petar Bojić, Peter Greenhouse, Au Cœur..., Fortescue38 and 82 other people have particularly liked this photo

80 comments - The latest ones
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
"I am not a number!"
if unsure about my quote, please ask me!!!!
A very nice view and shot, by the way!
3 years ago.
Pam J club
has replied to Andy Rodker club
The Prisoner !
3 years ago.
Denis Croissant club
has replied to Pam J club
The Prisoner indeed! That amazing show had two stars - Patrick McGoohan and Portmeirion!
3 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Marvelous view and great romantic architecture, Jaap ! Have a nice week-end !!!!
3 years ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schön und Interessant!
Es grüsst Hansruedi
3 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Nicely framed and great perspective.
3 years ago.
3 years ago.
uwschu club
schön gestaltetes Panorama
3 years ago.
 Edward Bowthorpe
Edward Bowthorpe
Looks so beautiful Jaap,eddie,
3 years ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Very beautiful pictures !
Have a nice weekend
3 years ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
very well composed view. The PiPs are beutiful, too.

have a nice weekend.
3 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
I think Andy's quote is from The Prisoner which was filmed in this place! I have never been but it is on my ever growing list!
Superb shot and great PiP's as always :))
3 years ago.
Adele club
Beautifully captured and composed , Jaap. Very interesting information about this place I'd like to visit.
Have a nice weekend!
3 years ago.
HappySnapper club
Superb light Jaap, perhaps I should put this on my list for places to visit.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to HappySnapper club
Personally I trhink it is a little bit overrated. .
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Really a lovely pic and scene Jaap.
3 years ago.
 Alda - not often here
Alda - not often her…
very cool idea! great work!
3 years ago.
ANNICK56 club
un bien bel accueil,
3 years ago.
 Pat Del
Pat Del club
I love this place !
Patrick McGohan was terrific in "The Prisonner", a serie located in the Italian village of Portmeirion.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Very nicely framed main shot Jaap, lovely PiP's and very interesting notes. HFF and a great weekend.
3 years ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Très beau cliché ! Beau cadrage !
3 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Wonderfully framed image of a beautiful location and greatr information Jaap
3 years ago.
Numéro 6 était-il là ?
Belle image de cet endroit.
Amitiés, Richard
3 years ago.
tiabunna club
Good captures and fascinating information, I'd never have guessed it was so new.
3 years ago.
Danielle club
Merveilleuse composition ****************
3 years ago.
 Kama 56
Kama 56
Superbes vues
3 years ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
A very nice view!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
 Sonia Roosen
Sonia Roosen
Mooi zicht in beeld gebracht,
Ik wens je een prachtig weekend
3 years ago.
 Rymie Jolie
Rymie Jolie
Très bel endroit!
3 years ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Great blue skies, impeccable composition, a welcome moment of fresh air .
Thank you Jaap.
PS. As always your note is there...merci.
3 years ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Very nice, Jaap! I also wish you a happy weekend
3 years ago.
 M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj )
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!… club
Very beautiful set of images Jaap !!! *************
3 years ago.
 Der Wandersmann
Der Wandersmann
Thanks for a look at a very interesting place, Jaap ...
3 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belle vue. Cordialement. Nicole.
3 years ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Une belle histoire pour une merveilleuse photo ! Bon WE
3 years ago.
Jean club
Such a beautiful scene.
3 years ago.
 Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira club
3 years ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
what a beautiful shot, fantastic light, compo and colours, like a lot, congrat, nice history also
3 years ago.
 Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel club
Great place to be! Great photo!
3 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Beautiful series Jaap !

I have known this place since I was 4 years old.!! It still lives in my heart.

We knew it long before it achieved the cult status it has with "The Prisoner"

My Dad once had the pleasure of meeting Clough Williams-Ellis
3 years ago.
HFF, Jaap. Zeer laat. ;))
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Tacheles
Beter laat dan nooit.
3 years ago.
 Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den… club
3 years ago.
Gudrun club
Great to see photos of Portmeirion! I visited there decades ago but it doesn't seem to have changed at all.
3 years ago.
Schussentäler club
da bekommt man Fernweh
3 years ago.
 Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
We visited here last year, & it is a very unusual & colourful place. Nice one Jaap
3 years ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Beautiful scenic shot. Great composition on the framing aspect. Well done Jaap Regards Tess
3 years ago.
Excellent cadrage.
Le support de la vasque des fleurs, royal !
Me fait penser à un gâteau au chocolat de ma boulangère !
3 years ago.
Johanna club
just great*************!
3 years ago.
Ecobird club
Gorgeous images of this wonderful location Jaap. I have always wanted to visit since watching the Prisoner and you have captured the essence of the place beautifully
3 years ago.
WoW how Grand, I like very much....... Have a great week.
3 years ago.
Superbe vue !!
3 years ago.
Wonderful composition...
Have a nice week...
3 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
adorable composition, clarity and colours !
3 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Beautiful, well done.
Have a nice evening.
3 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
A lovely shot Jaap, I have been there.
3 years ago.
 Robert Tuffier
Robert Tuffier
superbe photo
3 years ago.
Pedrocut club
Lovely picture and lovely day in Wales. I too remember it for the fictional setting of the 1960s UK "cult" television series The Prisoner where the main character, Number Six, (Patrick McGoohan) is held with other former spies and operatives.

All the best Peter
3 years ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
Beautiful title shot and PiPs! Great compositions.
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s club
Fantastic scene beautifully photographed, Jaap!
3 years ago.
Annemarie club
wonderful this
Happy week:)
3 years ago.
sea-herdorf club
Eine herrliche Weite
und ein herrschaftlicher Rahmen, Jaap
freundliche Grüße
3 years ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
That's a great shot
3 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
What a splendid place !
Thanks for showing several pictures of it, Jaap.
Have a nice day.
3 years ago.
micritter club
Superb photography (I only now noticed the PiPs :( ) And very beautiful views and buildings.
3 years ago.
 Dick M
Dick M
Good framing and composition.
3 years ago.
photosofghosts club
Special details in foreground and beautiful scenery !
All the best
3 years ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Marvellous colours, view and framing! HFF, Jaap!
3 years ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Jaap,

A photo from my homeland, and a place I know well.
I am sure you must have enjoyed the colours on this sunny day.
The view to llandecwyn in the background really enhance the scene

Best wishes & HFF (for the little blue fence at the bottom!!)
3 years ago.
 Monique Tosan
Monique Tosan
Belle mise en scene
3 years ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
3 years ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Really a lovely place, Jaap ! Wonderful shot !
3 years ago.
 Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft club
A great place to visit though I haven't been for many years. A distant relative used to live in a cottage above the village. The philosopher Bertrand Russell lived in the next house at one time,
3 years ago.
 Luke Kulischewski
Luke Kulischewski club
beautiful picture
3 years ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
3 years ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
Very beautiful, Jaap.
3 years ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
A lovely sunny composition, Jaap.
I don't feel in Wales here, but I don't know Wales and I do have to visit it; not only because of this italian vision from Williams-Ellis!
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Eric Desjours club
Recommended !!
3 years ago.
 Ludmila Litvin
Ludmila Litvin club
What a lovely place!
3 years ago.
Lucette club
Endroit magnifique !!
3 years ago.

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