When The Sun Shines #photography

The past weekend, summer briefly kicked spring into touch and blessed us with some warm, sunny days.

These photographs were all taken over the weekend using my iPhone 6.

Castle Meadows in Abergavenny

This is Castle Meadows in Abergavenny, South Wales. The mountain we are looking towards is called The Little Skirrid.

The Bridge Between Abergavenny and Llanfoist

This is the bridge between Abergavenny and Llanfoist which crosses the river Usk. It was formerly known as Tudor Bridge because it has been recorded as being built by Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford and Baron Abergavenny in the reign of Henry VI (1422-1461). Yes, that makes the bridge nearly 600 years old! However, although built during the medieval times, the bridge has since had substantial alterations as the population grew and forms of transport changed. It was widened in the early 19th century in association with the tramroad and, more recently, the parapets have been rebuilt. Today, it is open to both traffic and pedestrians.

Paraglider in the sky

As I looked up into the sky, something caught my eye. I rather him than me.

Entrance to the Brecon Beacons to Newport Canal in Gilwern

I moved on to the Brecon Beacons to Newport canal. This was one of many entrances to the canal.

Bridge over the Brecon Beacons to Newport canal

And here’s one of an original 19th-century bridge over the canal. You can still walk across it, but the left-hand side is now blocked off as it leads to some private land where there were lots of spring lambs bouncing about.

View over the Brecon Beacons

Just to my right, was a stunning view over the Brecon Beacons. Read more about the Brecon Beacons by clicking here.

View over the Brecon Beacons

And I found the perfect place to sit for a while and take in the view of the Brecon Beacons.

I hope you enjoyed this short tour of some of the beautiful scenery in South Wales.

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  1. Looks like a fabulous day. When it is nice there, it is soooo nice. We tend to take the sun for granted here in Spain. One hour of rain and we complain!!

      1. It is so true! Light, sun, warmth… it simply is like life flowing inside of you. I am not in a bad mood only because of bad weather but good weather always makes things look nicer!

  2. I have never taken the opportunity to travel to Europe. I always said it would be on my bucket list. Now with the cost of travel, plus the potential danger, I don’t know if I will ever make it there. Compared to the United States, you have so much history and artifacts to see. I would not know where start and what areas I would preference. Thanks for sharing some great pictures.

    1. I think you’d need at least six months to take in all of our history, Chuck. We are blessed with it. Just a shame that many take it for granted just because it’s on their doorstep. Until I did a little researching, I had no idea that the bridge between Abergavenny and Llanfoist was almost 600 years old.

    1. We’ve had April days like this, before. However, they usually then lead to a wet, grey, and cool summer. My fingers are crossed, and I hear that some parts of northern UK have had snow showers today.
      Thank you. I only discovered photography through Blogging. I have hundreds of photos and really should publish them more often.

      1. The weather is upside down and I’m hoping our summer is not as hot as the last one. It almost broke me. I too, started taking more photos as I continued blogging. It adds a little something to the words. Kind of a break for the eyes.

        1. I don’t blame them. Going into the sea at this time of the year seems very odd. Then again, some people even had the BBQs out. I was very tempted to get my shorts out and on, but my milk bottle legs weren’t quite ready. 😀

        2. Haha, well there were a lot of people about who, it seemed, didn’t care about milk bottle legs, even today when it was considerably cooler.

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