Manmade Inspirations

There are a lot of Neolithic and other prehistoric remains in North Wales and I found quite a few to inspire me. 

stone at entrance to Dolmen

This was a stone at an entrance to Bryn Celli Ddu dolmen on Anglesey.  I love the squiggles and spirals.  This was what it was like on the reverse:

reverse of above stone

This is the dolmen itself:

Bryn Celli Ddu dolmen in Anglesey

There was another megalith a few miles away – Bodowyr.


Getting a bit more modern, I love this engraved image which appears on a lot of gravestones in this area:

tree image on gravestone

And I couldn’t end this post without the most iconic railway station sign in the UK!

llanfair pg station sign

And just in case you wonder what it means, here it is translated underneath the nearby shopping outlet:

llanfair pg sign by Pringles Weavers

I’m helping with crafts at the holiday club at church next week so I’ll probably be exhausted the rest of the time, so if I’m quiet you will know why.  Had a great time at the Festival of Quilts yesterday – I will blog about that next…

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  1. I loved seeing these, Liz! Thank you so much!

  2. Have always wanted to know what it means .. unfortunately the photo will not enlarge so that I can read it.. will go away and sulk now ;O(

  3. Spooky to think how long ago those stone carvings and structures were made!

  4. How wonderful to get to visit such ancient relics. Thanks so much for sharing, Liz.

  5. These are great! Very cool – i was just in the UK for a month (over in East Yorkshire), but when I go back in October, I might have to make a special trip to see these!!!

  6. Wow, that is a long word! Love the stone carvings, very inspirational!

  7. great pictures from your vacation, thank you! especially for the ancient rocks…

  8. I really love the surface texture of those stones what a treasure to have in your own country!

  9. Ah! I can’t read what the translation says! Please share if/when you can.

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