|Father-drama, Snowdonia, and yet more drawings
||[7/11/06 ~ 07:49 pm]
|[||Tags|||||castles, conwy, dad, drama, drawings, liverpool, penrhyn, photography, pictures, snowdonia, the beatles||]|
|||||Dandelion - RIP SLYME||]|
( The hard stuff... a bit of drama... blah blah blah... might as well move on and just read the restCollapse )
A lot has happened since I last wrote an entry, which is why I havn't had the chance to write, obviously. I tried a couple of times, but I didn't get much further than a couple of words. I even wrote a couple of paragraphs earlier today but IE shut down on me and they were lost. (Damn you, Internet Explorer. Why do I continue to use you? Why?)
On saturday I went to Snowdonia, Wales. It was absolutely beautiful. First we went to Conwy Castle, then Penrhyn Castle, and we stopped on the way home in Liverpool to have dinner at a restaurant called Casa Italia. Conwy Castle was built in the late 13th century by King Edward I as a means to both protect Wales from outsiders and contain the Welsh people. It's obviously rather old and falling apart because of that, but that's the best kind of castle to explore.
Penrhyn was a much different experience. Built in the early 19th century, it's much newer and even had people living in it up until the 1930's when the last Baron Penrhyn died. It was just as beautiful as Conwy, but in a different way. It was so luxuriously filled with antiques and beautiful paintings and I would have liked to have stayed and lived there, but I doubt the owners of the Castle would have agreed, so I decided against finding a corner to curl up in and hide until after they closed and everyone had left.
And Liverpool is, well... Liverpool. I've been there before for the whole Beatles experience, but there's something about being there, walking past The Cavern (an underground pub where they played about 300 times when they were first getting started as a band), that makes stopping to have dinner feel like more than any ordinary meal. Or I'm just an extraordinary dork and this is just MY reaction to eating dinner in Liverpool.
And I took pictures. A lot of pictures. Here are a few of them.
( Pictures!Collapse )
Oh. New drawings! As if I havn't been posting them incessently enough here.
( drawingsCollapse )
If you're in a bad mood, this should cheer you up. It gave me a smile, espescially the little message at the end of it. :)