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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

ABC Wednesday



B is for ... Boathouse. But not just any old boathouse. This is the Dylan Thomas Boathouse at Laugharne, Carmarthenshire.



The poet and his family took up residence at the Boathouse, which overlooks the Taf Estuary in West Wales, after Margaret Taylor, wife of renowned British historian, AJP Taylor, purchased it for them in 1949, at a price of £3,000. It is now owned and operated by Carmarthenshire County Council as a tourist attraction, and as a venue for various literary events. Keeping up with the 'B' theme for this week, the tea room at the Boathouse serves up a mighty fine slice of Bara Brith (pronounced Barra Breeth), a traditional Welsh fruit cake/tea bread.

13 comments:

Ida said...

Charming boathouse and a beautiful place! :)

RuneE said...

Sound s nice - especially with the cake. Maybe we could also be joined by Bob Dylan?

DarylE said...

What a great view ..

DeeMom said...

great shot and the history is especially enjoyed

Andrea said...

Nice shot.

dot said...

What a beautiful scene. Lots of boats today but this is the first boathouse I've seen.

Dragonstar said...

Nice to see this again Siani!

leslie said...

Oh my! Another wonderful place to put on my list to visit when I come to Wales! I love Bara Brith, too, as my Nana Jones always used to serve it. She was born in Llandudno in the north.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Nice series of photos and story. Living there would be an inspiration.

Argument Cottage said...

it would be great to just sit with your feet up looking out all day from this fabulous location

Petunia said...

What a charming place:D I look forward to summer:)

edmundnesbitt said...

What a lovely scene.
So peaceful.

Edmund
PS I have posted my very first ABC photo
!

Katney said...

I love Dylan Thomas. I haven't read him in years. I must go to the library and find a book with some of his writing since you have reminded me of him.

Very nice B post and I am sorry I did not find your ABC earlier in the week. I thought Ihad visited everyone and have come back to doublecheck.

 
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