Friday, January 20, 2017

Sunrise/Sunset – Postcard for the Weekend

17-001 Bryn Cader Faner and Snowdon

Bryn Cader Faner and Snowdon (Wales)
From John in England, January 2017

I have been up on Mt Snowdon in the past (way back in the 1970s), but I don’t think we visited this bronze age cairn.

A bit of googling informs me that the cairn is thought to date back to the Bronze Age, around 4000 years ago. Originally there may have been about 30 pillars; but not only was the cairn probably disturbed by treasure-seekers in the 19th century – but on top of that, between the 1st and 2nd world wars, some of the stones were removed by the British army, and the rest used for target practice!

The name Bryn Cader Faner probably means 'the hill of the chair/throne with the flag'. Because of its appearance, it has also been called the Welsh Crown of Thorns.

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10 comments:

  1. A really gorgeous card. It is almost Other-worldly!

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  2. WOW! This is one of the prettiest cards I have seen! It is a wonder that those rocks have stayed upright for so long; or maybe it needs regular repair.

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  3. Like Helen says, it has something other-worldly to it, a magical place.

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  4. It looks rather mystical!
    Beautiful scene, and card.

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  5. Beautiful, they could almost be dragon's teeth.

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  6. Thanks everyone for your comments. And yes, I do agree the place looks magic (especially in that light!) and could well be imagined to be the entrance to another world... :)

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  7. Fascinating, amazing, knowing that this construction has been built so much time ago!

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  8. Hi Monica! Thank you for sharing this postcard. It's magnificent with that rock formation and the warm colors of the sky at the background!

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