Evening Estuary

doreeN Zhang

Singapore, Singapore

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Silhouettes at the Portmeirion estuary in the evening.

Portmeirion is a popular resort on the coast of Snowdonia, North Wales, created by visionary architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1939. Clough changed its name from Aber Iâ (Glacial Estuary) to Portmeirion: Port because of the coastal location and Meirion as this is Welsh for Merioneth, the county in which it lay.

“An architect has strange pleasures,” Clough wrote in 1924. “He will lie awake listening to the storm in the night and think how the rain is beating on his roofs, he will see the sun return and will think that it was for just such sunshine that his shadow-throwing mouldings were made.” Portmeirion gave Clough pleasure during his life and he hoped that it would give pleasure to others. His motto was “Cherish the past, adorn the present, construct for the future.”

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