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My home town
My home town copy by Helen in Wales
My home town copy, a photo by Helen in Wales on Flickr.

2/52 for the group 52 in 2013

This week's theme was: My Home Town

It's always a struggle to find decent light at this time of year, so this is a bit grey.

I've tried photographing in the centre of town before and during the day it's all too congested with vehicles. The lovely old buildings are swamped by cars and buses. Early in the morning is the only time it's quiet -- and at this time of year, it's too dark to see anything!

So, I snapped this on the way up to my dog walking appointment. I'm standing on the northernmost edge of town looking south towards Cadair Idris.

As the population is only around 2700, it ought to be classed as a village rather than a town. However, a village doesn't have: A hospital, council offices, two supermarkets, a weekly animal market, auction house, an FE college, a secondary school, a junior school, a library (with archives), a police station, doctor's surgery, two dentists, two car showrooms, numerous pubs, hotels and cafes and a fire station.

So it's village-like in size but town-like in character. The discrepancy is because it's the centre for many small villages and all the farms dotted around the area.

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kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: January 11th, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
How very beautiful!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 12th, 2013 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It's much more beautiful when the sun is shining, but I was unable to arrange that. :)
halfmoon_mollie From: halfmoon_mollie Date: January 11th, 2013 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very pretty.
From: coldhighmountai Date: January 11th, 2013 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
It think the grayness of it is part of its charm. I love the muted colors. Is the town in a valley or on a hillside ?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 12th, 2013 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. My photos often contain a lot of grey. :)

Most of the town nestles in the valley at the point where there is a bridge across the river, but the newer houses spread a little way up the surrounding hillsides.
dinahprincedaly From: dinahprincedaly Date: January 11th, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
looks like magic village... might disappear if i blink?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: January 12th, 2013 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
There were still traces of morning mist hanging in the valley, hence the ethereal look.
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