27 Jun 2009

Portmeirion

I posted about Sophie Conran's Pottery made by Portmeirion china factory which is based at Portemeirion, Gwynedd, North Wales. Portmeirion is an incredible village created by architect Clough (Cluff) Williams-Ellis. Williams-Ellis designed and constructed the village between 1925 and 1975. He incorporated fragments of demolished buildings, including works by a number of other architects; he wanted to pay tribute to the atmosphere of the Mediterranean.

Even though it rained the whole time I was there and crawling with people, it is a magical place and well worth a visit.











































































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10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi I too love the Sophie conran china.
I only recently discovered it here in Adelaide I'm determined to buy some pieces in celedon.
What a fabulous place Portmeirion is another part of the world too see.
Kind regards
Karen

27 June 2009 at 09:14  
Blogger Terri said...

Wow, it never occurred to me that it's an actual place. It is heavenly there and what wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing this Vanya!!

27 June 2009 at 13:34  
Blogger Simone said...

Best photos of Portmeirion I have ever seen, loved looking at them and would love to visit.
Happy Week-end!

27 June 2009 at 21:43  
Blogger vicki archer said...

It looks like a beautiful village and I do love that porcelain range, xv.

28 June 2009 at 17:29  
Blogger sinnlighet said...

Your blog is soo cute & nice & very tasty!!

Regards from Agneta in Sweden

29 June 2009 at 00:17  
Blogger dustjacket attic said...

Hi there from Oz ... have to say your images are wonderful. What a great blog you have.

Hope your having fun over there!:)

29 June 2009 at 11:19  
Blogger Oliveaux said...

It looks wonderful. Is great to see the photo's. Ax

29 June 2009 at 21:06  
Blogger Millie said...

I had to keep checking back that yes, it was actually Wales I was looking at Vanya. Fab pics, lovely to have my mind expanded yet again here @ EI.
Millie ^_^

30 June 2009 at 18:35  
Blogger Tropical Chateau Shop-owner said...

I'm going to Wales this summer - wow, what lovely photos.
I have Portmeirion dishes and love, love, love them. How interesting that I found your blog at this time -
Regards,
Retha

4 July 2009 at 06:31  
Blogger Nora Johnson said...

Just dropped by to say hello and what a lovely blog this is! I visited Portmeirion as a child and was enchanted! Your pics have brought back so many happy memories! Incidentally, did you know the cult TV series, The Prisoner, with Patrick McGoohan was fimed there? Magical!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Nora:)

5 July 2009 at 00:54  

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