Sunday, 27 April 2008

Dinas Bran

Castell Dinas Bran near Llangollen in Wales

These images of Dinas Bran castle were taken in the summer of 2003. Dinas Bran was a medieval stronghold and has been connected to the story of the holy grail. The name, Dinas Bran, has been translated into various meanings but the most common version is Crow castle -rather apt when you see the ruins towering high over the Dee valley, north east of Llangollen.

Both photographs were taken on two seperate evenings, just a short walk from where i was staying. The castle, although in ruins, still cuts an impressive dominating presence across the valley and is the location of many myths and stories. Of the two photos, i think the black and white is the more atmospheric but I rather like the mist near the ruins on the colour image, and if you look very closely, you will notice five people up near the ruins on the right hand side of the summit. I only noticed them recently :-)

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