Somewhere Under the Rainbow . by Irene  Burdell


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Somewhere Under the Rainbow . by 

Criccieth Castle North Wales UK
Canon 500d 55-250mm lens

A Motte and bailey stood at a different site in Criccieth before the masonry castle was built. In 1283 the castle was captured by English under the command of Edward I. It was then remodelled by James of St George.

In 1294, Madoc ap Llywelyn, a distant relation of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, began an uprising against English rule that spread quickly through Wales. Several English-held towns were razed and Criccieth (along with Harlech Castle and Aberystwyth Castle) were besieged that winter. Its residents survived until spring when the castle was resupplied.

In the 14th century the castle had a notable later constable called Hywel ap Gryffd who fought for Edward III at the Battle of Crecy in 1346.

The castle was used as a prison until 1404 when Welsh forces captured the castle during the rebellion of Owain Glyndŵr. The Welsh then tore down its walls and set the castle alight. Some stonework still show the scorch marks.

Criccieth was also one of several locations Romantic artist Joseph Mallord William Turner used for his famous series of paintings depicting shipwrecked mariners

I very rarely go out without my camera .
I have been a photographer now for 5 years and loved every minute .
I don’t stick to one particular subject , I like to vary my work then it doesn’t become boring .

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  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 2 years ago

    This is a great capture with a very interesting narrative Irene, excellent work

  • Many thanks Malcolm x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 2 years ago

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Awesome work irene.

  • Thank you Julie x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Karen Martin
    Karen Martinover 2 years ago

    Beautiful !!

  • Many thanks Karen x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Mike  Kinney
    Mike Kinneyover 2 years ago

    Very nice Irene

  • Thank you mike x

    – Irene Burdell

  • triciamary
    triciamaryover 2 years ago

    Good catch!

  • Thank you Tricia x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Colin x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 2 years ago

    Well timed capture Irene. xx

  • Many thanks Richard x

    – Irene Burdell

  • supernan
    supernanover 2 years ago

    Beautiful..we had a double rainbow the other day and guess what..I didnt have my camera durrrrr.x

  • Thank you so much Wendy x
    Doesn’t that always happen ?lol

    – Irene Burdell

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 2 years ago

    Fantastic shot Irene, the rainbow is the cherry on the cake.

  • Many thanks Gary x

    – Irene Burdell

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