The one thing you wouldn't miss in this country is a castle and an accompanying fort. They are synonymous to the toddy shops in Kerala and the temple gopurams in Tamil Nadu; you just can't ignore them!
And oh, this one is Aberystwyth castle ruins in West Wales. And in the corner of the picture frame is one of my favourite people.
Wales is also known as the 'home of red dragon'. Most of the stories and poetry connected to Wales also allude to a dragon. Apparently, dragons were first sighted in Wales during the Roman time or so the legends say! So no wonder then, this dragon got into the design of this bench in the promenade near the castle.
A sheep that seemed to say "Did you steal my wool?"!
The old and the new. Georgian architecture, an old Volkswagon and a modern sedan all live amicably in Aberaeron.
A sea of caravans. These are make shift apartments available for rent. Nope, there weren't any hippies.
Spotted in a village restaurant. They should put that on condoms and marriage certificates. What good will it do on a doorsill?
Maybe it's a piece of advice the restauranteur wanted to pass on to his customers as a thank you. Very weird. So was the tattoo of a voluptuous naked lady on his arm which he flashed proudly every time he served us.
That's me on a sugar rush.
A view from Portmerion, the Italian village.
Harlech beach. You can see the elements at play. The wind was so strong, we had to walk backwards.
Barmouth rail bridge across Mawddach river estuary. We walked across the bridge by paying a toll. The bridge was built in 1895, and now they are milking the old cow!
Seemed endless, especially with the strong winds that lashed out at us unhindered over the river. The bridge took us to the Mawddach trail in Snowdonia National Park.
................and what we left behind.
Flower after a shower.
Another pretty flower that called out to me.
More pics here.