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P365_78 Menai Straits Monuments

2010.01.29
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Working on the island of Anglesey today.

Went down to the foreshore by the site of the formal naval training school HMS Indefatigable where the sail training ship HMS Conwy was based until it sank in the Menai Straits.

Being a naval training facility, there is a monument in memory of Admiral Nelson and those that fell at the Battle of Trafalgar 1805.

The backdrop to this spectacular monument is the Britannia Bridge, joining the mainland to the island of Anglesey and designed by Robert Stephenson.

Originally built to carry the railway, it was modified in the 1970's to carry the upper highway deck.

The bridge has been rebuilt as it was originally a tubular or box structure, set alight by two youths one Sunday afternoon when they were playing in the bridge!
19 Comments
lookagain Marvelous....I love your bridge shots!! The sky in #1 is amazing....and the last one is great!
lookagain · 2010-01-29: 22:04
soubhagya Nice info, love the 1st shot! The perspective is nice and the sky is just awesome!
soubhagya · 2010-01-29: 23:11
huiching Wow... Another superb set, as always. ^_^
huiching · 2010-01-30: 00:57
SADHYA Another great set John. Love #4, such a good view point.
Hope you weren't out working in that North wind on Friday. It was SO bitter. Now we have a bit more snow in Llanfairfechan.
SADHYA · 2010-01-30: 05:51
Tanjusha gorgeous bridge shots! the first one is really great!
Tanjusha · 2010-01-30: 06:00
onlyricky 2# is excellent!!
You did such a great job here!
I also love the bridge and its prespective!
Great eye!!
Very good! :)
onlyricky · 2010-01-30: 07:58
JumiElla Fantastic bridge shots! Good pictures of monument. And love wonderful sky. A river bank looks as if there was a storm recently (?).
JumiElla · 2010-01-30: 09:43
BwannaDon Great set and commentary. That brige is a handsome one! Kids and matches... ugh! My sister and I set the field near our house on fire when we were young and burned up parts of the neighbor's lawn...
BwannaDon · 2010-01-30: 10:03
hannamagnusson Great colours and very sharp!
hannamagnusson · 2010-01-30: 10:59
kenzshots great john, interesting post and commentary....
kenzshots · 2010-01-30: 15:12
mystic1 Good captures. love the bridge shots :)
mystic1 · 2010-01-30: 16:40
tracyseeger Very nice lighting on these, especially the first 2.
tracyseeger · 2010-01-30: 18:52
paulamarquis very nice!like the angles, and great sky over that bridge :)
paulamarquis · 2010-01-30: 21:25
Wasichseh Beautiful bridge, great sky.
Wasichseh · 2010-01-31: 15:42
????? I like that last bridge shot. Lovely rich colors.
????? · 2010-01-31: 23:06
MouseholeKit Good set John.
I love #1
MouseholeKit · 2010-02-01: 13:38
DutchMountains like the "bridge" photo's more than the "statue"ones :))
DutchMountains · 2010-02-01: 14:47
YUKJA Great post John! Marvelous #1 with that sky... Wow! :-)
YUKJA · 2010-02-01: 16:16
sandeejs Way cool! Love the colors.
sandeejs · 2010-02-05: 11:12
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