"Portmeirion is a tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, and is now owned by a charitable trust. The village is located in the community of Penrhyndeudraeth, on the estuary of the River Dwyryd, 2 miles (3.2 km) south east of Porthmadog, and 1 mile (1.6 km) from Minffordd railway station. Portmeirion has served as the location for numerous films and television shows, most famously as "The Village" in the 1960s television show The Prisoner."
My son Rory took me down to Wales (from Scotland) on a visit to Portmeirion in June 2009 - this was a belated birthday present from Rory and his sisters Sebastienne and Abigail for my 60th birthday the previous year.
As an avid fan of the TV series 'The Prisoner', I loved the location of filming and found out that a single season of 17 episodes was filmed between September 1966 and January 1968, with exterior location filming in Porteirion.
Always said that I would love to see the place. The years passed and in 2009 my dream was fulfilled.
Hundreds of photographs were taken in a few hours (in between dreadfully heavy rain showers) of this incredible and fascinating location.
This place is like a FANTASY WORLD and in keeping with my everlasting impressions of the visit, I have chosen some more painterly images to show you.