Penrhyn Castle

Picture by myliwg01

  • Bangor, Gwynedd, Bangor, United Kingdom

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  • April 29, 2015
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • sigma 10-20 ex dc hsm
  • Shooting Style Hand Held
  • Shoots Number Single RAW File
  • Exposures Number single raw file
  • Editing Software nik collection
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes single raw file processed in photoshop cc and nik collection.
penrhyn castle national trust bangor north wales

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29 Apr 15:43
myliwg01

Nineteenth century Penrhyn Castle, around a mile east of Bangor , was once the home of the Pennant family and is now owned by the National Trust. The house commands a superb position overlooking the Menai Strait. A superb example of neo-Norman architecture, the 'castle' was designed by the architect Thomas Hopper, and built in 1820 for George Hay Dawkins Pennant from the profits of Welsh slate and Jamaican sugar. The Pennant family owned the slate quarries at nearby Bethesda and slate has been used extensively in the construction of the building. The ostentatious cathedral like interior design of the building reflects the wealth of the Pennant family.

01 May 14:17
guyhawkins

Magnificent photo!! AND, just as importantly, thank you for the brief but informative narrative; without that, the story would be incomplete.

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