Snapshots from Portmeirion

by Andrew Buchanan May. 24, 2021 159 views

The following was copied from my previous blog 'Portmeirion'.

"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."

Source: Wikipedia

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David Nurse 4 months ago

A beautiful and fascinating place. 
I have been here a few times, being a fan of the TV series "The Prisoner", and I hope to get there again later this year or next year for sure.
Have not been to the "Six of One" festival there, but who knows what the future brings.
This is a photographers dream almost every where you look and any angle there is a shot to be had.
Lovely images, thanks for sharing.

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Andrew Buchanan Replied to David Nurse 4 months ago

True - a photographer's dream location and I agree a beautiful and fascinating place.

The day we were there it was simply awful weather - extremely hot with very strong afternoon light and it absolutely poured down heavy rain showers which lasted about 15 minutes each time. We had to take shelter time-after-time as we were not expecting rain and were not prepared for it. It was so hot that things dried out very quickly and for, let's say, 20 minutes at a time we were able to move around before it poured again.

This meant very rapid shot taking without proper consideration - I remember it well - snap, snap, snap...and hope for the best. So I was quite pleased to have a visual record of that day although I would never put any of the resultant images into a competition!

Your a lucky man to have visited this terrific location and I hope that you get there later this year (hope the weather is good to you too).

Hope you get to the 'Six of One' festival sometime in the future too.

Never say never, but I doubt if I'll ever get back down to Portmeirion again, but at least I've been and had the 'experience'. By the way, I made sure I bought the brochure which is a lasting keepsake of a great birthday present from my grown up children - a dream come true indeed!

Thanks for your encouragement and kind words.

All the best David,



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Benny Law 4 months ago

This looks like a storybook place.

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Andrew Buchanan Replied to Benny Law 4 months ago

My images don't do the place justice - quite nice images, but there were lots of photographic opportunities missed owning to terrible weather. But it is a deliberately conceived storybook place and as I said in my blurb: 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.

It is an enchanted place well worth the visit and one that would make an everlasting impression.

Thanks again Benny.


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