How Green These Valleys Were, As Well …

Take a moment out of this busy day to relax at the side of a waterfall at Fairy Glen in Bettws-y-Coed Wales or go explore the castle ruins at Aberystwith, Wales. We’ve loaded 167 new color Photocrom travel views of Wales from 1890-1900 on our Flickr photostream at www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/. The set is full of castles and waterfalls, pastoral scenes, and gorgeous color views of the Welsh landscape from more than 100 years ago. Enjoy! But beware … going back to work won’t be easy …

Here’s the lighthouse at Llandudno, Wales.

Thanks to Michelle Springer of the Library’s Office of Strategic Initiatives for this item!

7 Comments

  1. Edgardo Berraz
    July 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Wonderful.It’s very beuty that waterfall at Fairy Glen and the old castles of Wales.It’s a truly relax to see that marvelous of nature and the footsteps of the human beings ih the historic’castles.Grateful to yours for send me thats.

  2. Chris Samuel
    July 24, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Diolch yn fawr am ffotos! (OK, that’s exhausted my Welsh :-) ).

    Lovely photos and great to see some really early Aberystwyth ones, spent 7 years of my life there!

    I’ve added some info on dates for some of the Aberystwyth ones based on whether or not Alexandra Hall is built, the camera obscura & cliff railway exists, etc, hope that’s useful..

  3. Justin Thorp
    July 26, 2009 at 11:58 am

    LOVE the photos! Soooo glad to see that this project keeps on trucking on. :-D

  4. Nick Bourne
    July 27, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Hi, and thanks so much for sharing these photos that relate to places local to me here in north Wales, UK. I’m blogging about them and their local relevance here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/walesnortheast/2009/07/100_year_old_photos_of_local_l.html

    Thanks again [diolch yn fawr]

    Nick Bourne

  5. MuhUnutlelt
    August 18, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    yeh right.. great post, Thank You

  6. ForestWander
    January 6, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Great photos. My son and I love to take pictures like this. We will connect with you at Flickr. Thanks for sharing these, checkout out photo stream also. We have a Large group dedicated to nature photography on Flickr. We diligently moderate the group in order to include nature only images. You can find it under ForestWander Nature Photography Excellence. It would be great if you could join our group.

  7. melodyhome.com
    April 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Wow, great! Good work, thank you for sharing these photos.

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