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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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Lodge Wood Camp (Hillfort) — Miscellaneous

Thanks for the head's up here to Carl. The overwhelming scale of the defences of this massive hill fort is not at first apparent owing to the overgrown nature of the site. OK, distant views are very limited; however when the flora includes the seasonal magnificence of bluebell carpets to complement sunlight filtering through the tree canopy... well, I can live with that.

Unlike Carl, I headed east along the northern flank with the towering multi-vallate banks to my left, prior to heading through the interior of the enclosure to the western entrance. This is pretty impressive, it has to be said, although not suggestive of any complex defensive features. I found the southern flank more difficult to interpret owing to brambles etc, but there you are.

Note that, upon crossing the mighty River Usk, via an impressive bridge, and locating Lodge Road.... I then struggled to identify Lodge Hill. For reference, this is the road opposite the hospital. Lodge Hill terminates at 'The Paddocks' where it is possible to park roadside. A private road accesses the church, the gate to the latter's car park locked at the time of my visit. An old man tending the adjacent church garden appeared aghast that I had dared to stray from the path to view the ramparts. Always good to see how your loving Christian establishment welcomes all, isn't it? Rather than confront I choose to simply ignore. Saves time.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
11th May 2019ce

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