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.

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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9 Responses to Manmade Inspirations

  1. Jean Levert Hood August 18, 2008 at 2:11 am #

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

  2. Maggie Harris August 18, 2008 at 6:33 pm #

    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(
    Bestwishes
    Maggie

  3. Shirley Goodwin August 18, 2008 at 11:13 pm #

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

  4. Janine Maves August 19, 2008 at 3:26 am #

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

  5. Brianna August 21, 2008 at 5:25 pm #

    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. Lorie August 22, 2008 at 7:55 pm #

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

  7. Natalya August 24, 2008 at 3:56 pm #

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

  8. Kimberly August 27, 2008 at 6:18 pm #

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

  9. Kate September 4, 2008 at 11:46 pm #

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