Saturday, 18 December 2010

Llandudno Snow

Llandudno Snow, originally uploaded by davidrobertsphotography.

Heavy fall of snow in Llandudno today.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Snow In Rhos

Snow In Rhos, originally uploaded by SnakeCorp.

Heavy snow arrived in Rhos On Sea late this afternoon. Buses ground to a halt, hence a lot of people waiting in the bus shelter on the left-hand side of the road. Hope they got home ok!

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Santa is on his way...

Santa is on his way., originally uploaded by SnakeCorp.

Start of the Santa Fun Run at Llandudno this morning, in aid of Ty Gobaith Childrens Hospice. 400 Santas & Snowmen (& Snow-women!) ran the one mile from the Cenotaph to Bodafon Fields. The weather was great and everyone enjoyed themselves!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

On the floor again...

Subway from Floor Level, originally uploaded by SnakeCorp.

A shot of the Subway in Conwy, taken using the wide angle lens and laying the camera down on the floor. Nice effect, I think.

Conwy At Dusk

Conwy At Dusk, originally uploaded by SnakeCorp.

A return to Conwy to try my hand at some night photography again. Looking across the Quay towards the Castle from the Town Walls.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Still no solution to a Sticky Problem...

Can you see the pavement for all the Chewing Gum?

The sticky subject of the mess created by chewing gum on pavements in the local area has once again raised its head, following a post or two on Oscar's blog about the subject.

It's something I've mentioned myself in the past, almost one year ago, in fact. Unfortunately, nothing whatsoever has been done to tackle the problem, in spite of representations on the matter by several local people to Cllr Mike Priestley (Cabinet Member for the Environment at Conwy Council).

After several reminders, he has finally responded to Oscar's questions on the subject.

It would appear that the Council did own a Cleaning Machine but it was damaged by a flood at Dolgarrog and had to be written off.

One wonders if an insurance claim was submitted and what happened to the proceeds?

It would also appear that someone at CCBC has told Cllr Priestley that to buy a new machine to remove chewing gum would cost £120,000. No, that's not a typing error, I did say £120,000. Now, I'm not an expert on chewing gum removal, but, by using Google, I was able to find a machine specially designed for removing Chewing gum from Pavements that cost less than £5,000. Here's the link (with the price) so you can see for yourself:

So...what's going on? Is someone at Conwy Council trying to pull the wool over Cllr Priestley's eyes in order to save themselves some work?

Whatever the reason, it's disappointing to see that, one year later, nothing has been done...

Saturday, 4 December 2010

High Street, Conwy

High Street, Conwy, originally uploaded by SnakeCorp.

The High Street in Conwy, just after Dusk.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

All around the World...

One thing I find fascinating about this blog is the amazing diversity of the people that visit it. Looking at the visitors in the last few days, here are a few of the more unusual visitors :

Location/Organisation or ISP:

Netherlands (Ziggo Consumers)
Martinique (Mediaserv C)
London (Visit Britain)
Devon (South Devon College)
Caernarfon (Gwynedd County Council)
Aberystwyth (National Library Of Wales)
Czech Republic (Finnish State Computer Centre)
New York, United States (Schlumberger Limited)
Markham, Ontario, Canada (Bishop Graphics Newkirk)
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States (Comcast Business Communications)
Bangor (University Of Wales)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Switchworks Technologies)
Spain (Prioritytelecom Spain, S.a.)
Milan, Lombardia, Italy (Cohn & Wolfe Srl)
Grafton, Wisconsin, United States (Sbc Internet Services)
Guernsey (Cable & Wireless Guernsey)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (Rogers Cable)
Llandudno (Conwy County Borough Council)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Telekom Malaysia Berhad)
London (British Broadcasting Corporation)
Dhahran, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabian Oil Company)
Anaheim, California, United States (Sbc Internet Services)
Colwyn Bay (Coleg Llandrillo)
San Francisco, California, United States (Comcast Cable)
Budapest, Hungary (Tvnetwork Inc.)
New York, United States (Google)
Salzgitter, Niedersachsen, Germany (Telefonica O2 Germany Gmbh)
Midlothian, Texas, United States (Aisl-11)
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States (Optimum Online)
Nixon, Texas, United States (Awesomenet)
Houston, Texas, United States (Earthlink)
Bentonville, Arkansas, United States (Cox Communications)
Manteca, California, United States (Comcast Cable)
Texarkana, Texas, United States (Windstream Communications)
Zonguldak, Bolu, Turkey (Turk Telekom)
Marshfield, Massachusetts, United States (Toyota Of Richmond)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India (Nib (national Internet Backbone))

As always, a warm 'thank you' to everyone who visits.


Icicles, originally uploaded by SnakeCorp.

Icicles on the rocks at the side of the Marine Drive, Great Orme, Llandudno.

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