Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Coffee Illy, Conwy

Coffee Illy, Conwy (Photo Credit)

Probably my favourite place to call in for a coffee in Conwy is Coffee Illy. Tucked down the side street that links the High Street to the Quay (at the side of the Civic Hall), this small coffee ship is a treasure - friendly staff, pleasant surroundings, good service...and a great cup of coffee. Food selection is limited but they do Paninis, Cakes & Sandwiches, so fine if you're just looking for a snack.

When walking around Conwy, it's easy to overlook this place, but you'll be missing out on a treat if you do.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Once more into the night...

Practising again with my Night Photography, so a brisk walk up to the top of Pen Y Dinas overlooking Llandudno and a bit of a wait for dusk to fall. It was very cold! Still, some nice pics resulted, here's one of the town just after dusk. It looks much more impressive at full size but it wouldn't fit on the blog, unfortunately, so a much smaller version is all I can show you. I was using the Nikon D700 with Sigma 15-30mm wide angle lens:

Looking down at Llandudno from Pen Y Dinas (Photo Credit)

Llandudno Bay from Pen Y Dinas (Photo Credit)

Conwy Castle & Quay (Photo Credit)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Save Conwy Civic Hall

Conwy Civic Hall (Photo Credit)

I'm really pleased to see the local community organising itself to defend Conwy Civic Hall (currently threatened with closure by Conwy Council). As the cutbacks bite, we have to be ready to make a stand to protect these facilities and if that means the community taking over the running of a facility like the Civic Hall directly, then so be it.

They have a Blog up and running:

..and a Facebook Group:

Please give them your support.

Thursday, 4 November 2010


Looking down a deserted Llandudno Pier on a wet & windy Autumn afternoon:

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Manor Fine Foods

What a pleasure it was to see a new independent shop opening in Llandudno's Upper Mostyn Street. Manor Fine Foods & Wares has opened in the old Motorworld premises and have taken the time and trouble to fit out their shop in a very professional manner. It's also great to see someone aiming for the higher end of the market, rather than just the bargain basement 'pound market'. Llandudno's Mostyn Street used to be renowned for the high quality of its independent shops, let's hope that this is the first step towards re-establishing that reputation. I wish them the best of luck.

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