Have you ever read 'Under Milkwood'?
The story all takes place in a small Welsh village called LLareggub. If you reverse the name of the village, you will understand the humour of the author Dylan Thomas. (If you would like to know a little more about 'Under Milkwood' this link will give you some useful information.)
Well, it was a book we had to study when I was in 6th form and I just loved it. I had a vision of Llaraggub in my mind and when we visited Cemaes Bay, on Anglsey, I knew I had found it!
This photograph is the epitome of my LLareggub!
A sleepy little Welsh village with harbour and moored boats. There were shops and people but none quite matched the characters of Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard, Myfanwy Price, Captain Cat, Dai Breads, Polly Garter, etc. or maybe we were not there long enough to assess the characters! Who knows ...!
Have a great w/e, Bev :-)
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snunney (87324) 2014-01-18 6:59
A delightful light to capture this little harbour with so much to see. Houses and boats all jumbled together. Very good colours and sharpness. Can't say I'm a fan of Dylan Thomas but love the play on words. I wish you a pleasant weekend.
mesutilgim (87354) 2014-01-18 6:59
Nice capture of this small bay. Interesting how the Street end at the waterside.
But your notes is just great ! Again we have learned something through TE !
TFS and have a nice weekend
dta (69442) 2014-01-18 7:27
Hello Berverley ,
A charming little port , as we can find in Brittany , too . I prefer them a lot to big marinas .
Sorry , but may English is not good enough to understand the play on words ;)
saxo042 (37596) 2014-01-18 7:39
A very pleasant view and it seems to have been a beautiful day, still a summer atmosphere here. It looks like high tide here. Did you take this picture from the parking place across the estuary?
Nicou (126322) 2014-01-18 7:59
Charmant iamge de ce port avec le petite barques et ces maison qui entourent le port et le reflets sur le plan d'eau merveilleuse vue et ensemble sueprbe.
yquem46 (38746) 2014-01-18 8:07
A nice view of this little harbor
I've never been to Wales but this one looks pretty much alike any little one in Brittany
Have a nice WE, best regards
ikeharel (60401) 2014-01-18 8:10
Good evening Beverly,
Tried to pronounce the village name, but only came up with saying it right when red its name reversed...
Nice small harbour picture, lovely calm place, sleepy voillage as you said.
Light and clarity, pic. space allocations and DOF, well rendered.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
tyro (21126) 2014-01-18 8:33
An interesting note but, oh dear, you've spelled the place name wrongly - it's "Llareggub"!
This is a lovely view of this pretty place which I certainly must make an effort to visit again sometime, particularly as it must be around sixty years since last I was there and it would be interesting to see just how much I can recall when I go there.
It looks a lovely peaceful and sleepy little place and you have captured it very well with a lovely composition, fine summery light and colours and exquisite details and sharpness.
chrislo (4155) 2014-01-18 12:55
A nice simple scene of this little harbour town. You have captured the tranquil atmosphere of the place beautifully. The soft and gentle sunlight makes beautiful coloration over the harbour and houses. Nicely done.
manrezaei (1837) 2014-01-18 13:55
Excellent work. The lights , colors and composition very well done.
williewhistler (15003) 2014-01-18 14:32
oh I do enjoy the title,it suits very well the amount of activity going on in this quiet little village.
You have used the lovely light very well to show the charming nature of the little harbour and the surrounding area.
Kind regards Les.
pajaran (53721) 2014-01-19 2:33
Interesantan tekst o mestu, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na camce i kuce ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the site, with a description ...
A nice view of the boats and houses ...
Good shot and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Have a nice day to relax, all the best.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-19 3:53
remember reading DT's novel as a kid in school, was naturally popular as we had a Literature teacher from the Valleys. Cannot remember if I liked the story about this little place or not, but I do like the look of it here in this shot. Looks sleepy and decidedly beautiful.
Have an enjoyable Sunday - B.
Warm sun here at the moment, but midweek looking horrendous again. B.
npecanhuk (68172) 2014-01-19 5:47
Beautiful and pleasant-looking place!
Lovely and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, grey & black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
SnapRJW (31623) 2014-01-19 6:38
Hi Bev - Your note made me giggle, I didn't know that snippet about '*u**er all'; hilarious! This looks like a lovely small place and if you like a place that has '*u**er all' going on this is the spot to relax in. I wonder how this spot did in the wild winter winds? Warm regards rosemary
willperrett (7660) 2014-01-19 7:09
This is a little beauty at high tide. If I remember rightly, the BBC required a slight name change to Llaregyb so that maiden aunts wouldn't spill their tea, should they ever work out the inverted spelling! But luckily it's the original spelling that has survived. Charming little place. TFS
jemaflor (87347) 2014-01-19 8:13
A pleasant view, well composed between houses and boats, lovely light and colors, good brightness for te water.
Miguel82 (25495) 2014-01-19 10:57
Small boats are moored in that mini marina dear Beverley, excellent presentation, vivid colors and excellent view of the houses, the roofs are made with slate, all the best, thanks and see you
jcpix (13724) 2014-01-19 20:28
I have to admit, I'm not familiar with the story, but your note to accompany this image provides quite a bit of additional intrigue and atmosphere. Isn't it great when we can relate something personal to a photograph, I love that kind of connection...and it always seems to shine through to the viewer. Case in point, I honestly do get the sensation of this being a sleepy little village and harbour.
Perhaps it the suggestion from your note itself, or the lack of people here, or even just the handful of small boats scattered around the dock area...but it doe's appear quite laid back and easy going. Bright, sharp and a soft touch of peaceful ambiance. Enjoy the week ahead. Take care.
Clever little play on the towns name. :)
carlo62 (36147) 2014-01-20 6:01
un piccolo porto per un piccolo villaggio, sembra tutto molto tranquillo.
Ottima inquadratura, sembra di essere su una barca e osservare il paesaggio, molto belli i riflessi tenui sull'acqua.
SWEETFREEDOM (23080) 2014-01-21 0:44
lovely little vilage, good colors and details.
gildasjan (41936) 2014-01-21 10:17
Image bien cadrée de ce petit de plaisance au Pays de Galles.Vous avez bénéficié du ciel bleu ce jour là.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (31809)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cemaes Bay [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-18 6:45