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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

The joys of dereliction





I've been enjoying my time browsing through an amazing collection of photos taken by Paul White -- who has made it a life's work to document derelict buildings in Wales -- and in Ceredigion in particular.  You can look at his galleries here:

http://www.welshruins.co.uk/gallery.html

They are all in there -- chapels and churches, farmhouses, woollen mills, slate mines, grand country houses, schools, cottages, and even garages and sheds.  This is clearly where the inspiration for the BBC crime drama "Hinterland" came from......

4 comments:

chris johnson said...

Curious to see my great grandfather's grave as one of the "Welsh Ruins". I wonder what he might have thought.

BRIAN JOHN said...

Where was he buried, Chris?

chris johnson said...

In the chapel at Blaenycoed.

chris johnson said...

He was buried next to his brother Howell Elvet Lewis. Elfed is in the "beddau'r beard" section of the linked photos - poets. In Welsh wales he is still a well known name, Elfed that is, but not outside Wales.

Actually Elfed was not buried in Blaenycoed but his ashes were scattered there because this is where he grew up, and then they put up a monument - I know you appreciate factual accuracy :)).

All a bit off topic so sorry for that.