On Friday we went to Swansea for the first time in a year or so (we no longer have offspring living there). The remains of Swansea castle now have the skyscraper BT building as a backdrop . . .
After buying Keith new sports trainers for his birthday, we sat down for a drink and a quick on-the-go snack lunch, and were surrounded by hopeful looking seagulls, although this youngster was the most persistent . . . Young Herring Gull I think.
Then we had a wander round the Glynn Vivian art gallery, which includes some of their collection of Swansea Pottery (some bits very rare nowadays.)
There was a whole case of beautiful paperweights, but sadly they didn't photograph too well.
More delightful object d'arts . . .
Painted enamel watch faces.
A miniature of Good Queen Bess . . .
This little boat is solid silver and exquisitely made.
This translates to "Cellar Corner" . . . Gloomy yes,but I rather liked it.
Two textile pictures from one of the Display galleries.
My sort of art - lovely scenery at Oxwich Bay.
A view of Swansea Bay before Swansea proper existed. This would have been about the late 1700s I think. Where the white camera glare shows, is where we might have been standing then. This is long before Copperopolis came into being.
Part of a larger canvas (Three Cliffs Bay?) - 30s I think and absolutely lovely.
Near the gallery was this steep hill. Believe me, it was a LOT steeper than it appears here. You would need a VERY good handbrake to park up at the top . . .