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<b>South Wales</b>Posted by RhiannonImage © John Ward (1920)
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<b>South Wales</b>Posted by Rhiannon

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Travelling upon the South Walian uplands can inspire... stimulate introspective analysis of what it really means to live in 21st Century Britain... or provide context for a pre-existing world view. Guess it is a personal journey which is nigh on impossible to relate to others with the necessary emphasis without sounding trite. Photography has been my chosen medium to make the attempt, for better or worse. However I wanted to share the Mam C's short verse, something which, in my opinion, transcends the perhaps not so 'all seeing' view of the optical lens:

PLACE

For My Brother

The souls of the shoes
That have slipped here before
The cut of the water
Through hill side and more
The March of the winds
Up the blind alleys veil
The history that's shouting
"Do you understand now?"
Straight, solitary but never alone
The heaviest of platforms
That hide the blue bone
A continuum in the Crows
Defiant merry go round
Please understand this
It's our common ground.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
1st November 2015ce
Edited 1st November 2015ce

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St Lythans Burial Chamber


Short film I made of the wonderful St Lythans .......
Easy to find.......detailed on most road atlases or follow juilans directions in TMA
David Milner Posted by David Milner
29th July 2012ce

Archaeoastronomy in South Wales


The archaeoastronomy of six stone rows, one avenue and two stone pairs are located within the South Wales region comprising Glamorgan, Gwent (Monmouthshire) and Brecknockshire (south Powys).
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
15th July 2005ce

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Friar's Point (Cairn(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Friar's Point</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
26th November 2017ce

St. Lythans (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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21st November 2017ce

Garth Hill (Round Barrow(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 21.6.2017

Three years later I find myself back on Garth Hill. This time however I am here on the Solstice to see the sun come up and not go down - minus Dafydd who I left in bed as he has school later this morning and he is one crabby boy when tired!

I arrived at the usual parking spot at 4.15am ready for a sunrise at 4.55am. I headed up the rough track and was soon joined by an elderly chap who informed me that his granddaughter was at Stonehenge so he thought he would join her in spirit by watching the Solstice from somewhere nearer home. I said I would rather be here than Stonehenge today!

Upon reaching the barrow we surveyed the scene around us. Although the sky above us was clear, it was hazy with some cloud on the horizon. Why is it that when you hope for a clear sky to see the sun rise/set it is usually like this? On the plus side we were treated to a crescent moon and the planet Venus shining brightly above it. It was a bit windy but cool rather than cold - no doubt it will get a lot warmer as the day unfolds during this current heat wave.

We were soon joined by 3 other people and then a little later by a lady walking her dog. By now the sky and surrounding countryside was starting to lighten, changing from blue to purple to lilac. The clouds being under lit by the still unseen sun changing the clouds from rose pink to bright orange and eventually to bright white. Several jet airliners sped high overhead, leaving a trail of white in their wake.

At 5.00am the sun made its brilliant appearance, breaking through the clouds as a bright red orb - a wondrous sight and well worth getting up for. All was quiet except for the sound of birdsong all around us. We were all deep in our own thoughts contemplating everything and nothing.

Before long the sun had risen sufficiently enough to make looking directly at it impossible. Time to head back down the hill, home, breakfast and get ready for work. I may be the most tired one in the office today but I will probably be the one feeling most fulfilled.
Posted by CARL
21st June 2017ce

Penrhiw Cradoc (Round Cairn) — Images

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15th June 2017ce

Penrhiw Fer (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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15th June 2017ce
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