“Castle Conwy at Night”

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Some kids have all the luck... our son Stanley had this view from his room, day and night as we enjoyed this medieval walled city in North Wales. King Edward I of England built the wall and the castle to keep the newly conquered Welsh out of the city and protect his foothold. An old-timer told us how a skeleton crew protected castle and king from a multitude of natives who thought there were many inhabitants inside the castle. The king had a series of walls surrounding himself, and as a last resort, could escape through a secret tunnel to the river and a waiting escort.

Conwy, North Wales, Autumn, 1999

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