Hen & Chickens Hotel, Berwick upon Tweed

With a name like Hen & Chickens, there was no way I could resist taking a shot of this hotel in Berwick upon Tweed when I was recently on holiday; and neither could I resist picking it as my desktop wallpaper today.

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Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

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The Historic Coal Exchange

Mount Stuart Square, a designated conservation area since 1980, is home to something like 60 listed buildings. Some of these listed buildings are considered landmark buildings; some are not.

The crown jewel of Mount Stuart Square is the Coal Exchange, where the world’s first 1 million pound business transaction was conducted. Today, it’s a multi-purpose building, and its entrance still proudly projects the feeling of power and importance of the affairs that used to happen inside.

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This Way For Cycle Route Eight

The Taff Trail is a popular cycle and walking route that winds its way up from the barrage at Cardiff Bay, through the Garth Gap into the valleys, and north through Merthyr Tydfil and beyond to Brecon. It is the southern leg of the national cycle route 8, and whether you walk it or cycle it, much of its track up to Merthyr runs over older routes previously established by the Glamorganshire Canal, the Barry Railway, the Rhymney Railway, the Pontypridd, Caerphilly and Newport Railway, and the Penydarren Tramroad amongst others.

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To The Town Walls In Berwick upon Tweed

I hope you all had a good weekend. As you might have seen if you’ve been following the Ryder Cup, it’s been a bit soggy here in Wales this weekend 🙁

I’ve got some more of the photos I recently took on holiday in Northumberland to share with you this week, taken out and about around the walled town of Berwick upon Tweed. It’s a great place to explore with a camera, and Sunday turned out to be the perfect day to do so.

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Project 25×9, because some photos deserve a wider perspective …

Sunset Over Northumberland

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Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart

Buried away in the trees in front of the National Museum of Wales is this statue of Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart. The second son of the 3rd Marquess of Bute, Crichton-Stuart served as a Member of Parliament for the United Boroughs of Cardiff, Cowbridge and Llantrisant. He was killed in action in 1915, commanding the 6th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment. Ninian Park, the former home of Cardiff City Football Club, was named after Lord Ninian.

This striking statue was made by Sir W. Goscombe John in 1917, and is set in Gorsedd Gardens. Unfortunately, the statue has his back to the main path through the gardens, making it difficult for casual passers-by to appreciate this fine piece of memorial work.

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Old Bridge, Berwick upon Tweed

To finish this week’s wallpaper theme, here’s a shot of the third (and oldest) of the bridges crossing the Tweed at Berwick upon Tweed.

The other two bridges might be more photogenic, but there’s something extremely charming about this bridge, with its single lane of traffic, and a style of construction that invokes a feeling of permanence that modern building often doesn’t match. This bridge is 399 years old, and somehow in another 400 years I could imagine this bridge still being here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s wallpaper. There’ll be more shots from ‘up north’ next week!

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