Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Portmeirion : Pastel Mini Kingdom



















Half term holiday week brought about a visit to Portmeirion.   Portmeirion is a tourist village designed and built by Sir Clough William Ellis between 1925 and 1975.  Fashioned after the Italian village of Portofino, it has served as a film location for numerous productions over the years.  Most famously as the village in the 1960's cult TV series The Prisoner.

I was rather taken with the garish colours and the juxtaposition of this piece of the Italian Riviera amid the rugged and unpretentious surroundings of Porthmadog.  Needless to say it was perfect for exploring, and it had an ice cream parlour which is always an added bonus




8 comments:

  1. Oh ENVY. I have always wanted to go there. I love all the colours -- and your nails fit in very well!

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  2. I'd love to visit Portmeirion, it looks fantastically bizarre! You look fabulous in your red frock, and is that a long fringed cardigan? With flowers? Gorgeous!
    PS. I'm delighted you think my Ebay pics look professional - though they really aren't! xxx

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  3. What a great place, I love all of the colours!

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  4. Wow, what a place! You got such great photos of it. And your cone of ice-cream looks delicious :)

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  5. Oh Portmerion, I would so love to visit, but from an architectural standpoint as I haven't ever sat through The Prisoner. Lovely pictures xxx

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  6. It looks great and you've reminded me I need to visit. My Mum said I would love it and I think she might be right!

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  7. Oh my word, I'm so jealous! The Prisoner is one of my all time favourite tv shows! xx

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