Machynlleth Royal House

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Comments (6)

David Brown Photogra… on September 25, 2010

..... but its a mystery to me what this establishment is Russ

Is it a pub, is it an Oxfam shop, is it a bird? What?

I have enjoyed this series, keep em comin'

♫ Russ Hamer on September 25, 2010

Hi Jethro, shamelessly I quote from Wiki... "Royal House, which stands on the corner of the Garsiwn, is another of the mediæval houses that can still be seen today. According to local tradition, Dafydd Gam, a Welsh ally of the English Kings, was imprisoned here from 1404 to 1412 for attempting to assassinate Owain Glyndŵr. After his release by Glyndwr, ransomed Gam fought alongside Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt and is named amongst the dead in Shakespeare's Henry V. The name Royal House undoubtedly refers to the tradition that Charles I stayed at the house in 1643." There's more here. I think its a tourist information centre now. I liked the clouds threateningly lurking on the hills to the rear as in a 50's B movie.

David Brown Photogra… on September 25, 2010

Cripes, but what amazing detail Russ and thanks for the comprehensive answer.

Aye the clouds are quite glum looking. I appreciate that you are not stingey (like some) with your pixels and that I can zoom and look at the detail in your pictures. Thanks for that - I especially like the dual language road signs here (Feet and Meters)

♫ Russ Hamer on September 25, 2010

All of the signs are helpfully in Welsh and English... (though these are in Imperial and Metric)... after a while you start to read Welsh. Have a look at this. It still makes me laugh. Side note...In China all the signs are in Chinese and English... which pisses the Germans and French off no end. :)

David Brown Photogra… on September 25, 2010

I couldn't have chosen a better couple of races to irritate Russ (oops better delete that comment here!) in China. As for the BBC page, I thought that was very very good. I think some of the Chinese signs get the Engrish Transportation the same ray!

Keep smilin'

Annette Strauch on February 11, 2011

It was a Tourist Information place some years (not that long ago) back. Then it closed. Now it seems to be empty which is a shame.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 24, 2010
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    by ♫ Russ Hamer
    • Taken on 2010/09/13 16:22:43
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 31.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -4.00 EV
    • No flash