Images of South Wales

February 7, 2016
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Severn Bridge into Wales

Highlights of a visit to southeast Wales through photographs

I visited Wales for the first time this fall. The scenic countryside began as soon as I crossed the Severn Bridge. I was in south-east Wales for under a week and only saw a fraction of it, but what I saw and experienced was delightful. It is easiest to share that experience through photos.

Scenic drives in south Wales

Scenic drives

Countryside in south Wales

Beautiful countryside

Wye Valley, Wales

Wye Valley

Brecon Beacons, Wales

Brecon Beacons

Llangorse Lake, Wales

Kayakers near Lake Llangorse crannog, built in 916
(A crannog is an artificially created island, built for protection and corralling animals.)

History in south Wales

Historic churches (Usk, Llangorse), and
castle ruins (romantic Usk, palatial Raglan)

St Fagans National History Museum

St Fagans National History Museum,
with over 40 original historic buildings from various parts of Wales

Wales villages and towns

Picturesque villages and towns

Wales pubs

Historic and welcoming pubs

There is so much more of Wales I need not see, but my brief foray into Wales was a great introduction. An added bonus was the colours of the autum foliage.

Autumn foliage inWales

Have you visited Wales? What did you like best?

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    Anita and Richard @ No Particular Place To Go
    February 9, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Gorgeous photos, Donna. Your post reminds me that I need to start boning up on my Welsh history and planning a visit there. Looks like you could spend days just driving the back roads and taking pictures! Anita

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      Donna Janke
      February 11, 2016 at 7:04 am

      Anita, the back roads were my favorite part of the trip.

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    jacquiegum
    February 9, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Spectacular photos Donna! How wonderful that you were able to experience a fall season there!

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      Donna Janke
      February 11, 2016 at 7:05 am

      Thanks Jacquie. The fall was a great time to visit. Not only were the colours wonderful, we had nice sunny weather.

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    Susan Cooper/findingourwaynow.com
    February 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Gorgeous. And I’m sure photos don’t even do it justice. Love the colors in the last picture!

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      Donna Janke
      February 11, 2016 at 7:06 am

      Thanks Susan. There were so many more wonderful colours I didn’t get photos of, because we were driving or some other reason.

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    Rose Mary Griffith
    February 10, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Yep, I have been to Witty, Wonderful Wales and am going back this spring. Can’t wait to see some of the sights you’ve shown and new ones. It’s a wonderful country.

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      Donna Janke
      February 11, 2016 at 7:08 am

      Rose Mary, enjoy your trip. I’ll look forward to reading about it and seeing your photos.

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