Darren W. Rees

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Contemplation sculpture by Harry Iles

‘Contemplation’ a fascinating, taut sculpture carved in wood by sculptor Harry Iles.  It is dated from 1971, so seems to be from the early part of Iles’ journey as a sculptor.  It was…

Sir Michael Sobell bust at Sobell Leisure Centre, Aberdare

A bust of Sir Michael Sobell, in the foyer of Aberdare’s Sobell Leisure Centre.  He was a major philanthropist and his charitable foundation provided major funding for the Michael Sobell Sport Centre in…

Vision of Saint Gwynllyw, City of Newport

The vision of an ox inspired the sculpture by Sebastien Boyesen called The Vision of Saint Gwynllyw or The Bell Carrier, finished in 1996 and found in central Newport today.  Saint Gwynllyw was the legendary founder…

David ‘Bomber’ Pearce, Newport’s Rocky

A striking sculpture of British heavyweight boxing champion David ‘Bomber’ Pearce (1959-2000) unveiled at the riverfront in City of Newport on 9th June 2018.  The sculptor was Laury Dizengremel.   He was dubbed ‘Newport’s…

Peace Sculpture, Cardiff City Hall by Anton Agius

The Peace Sculpture at Cardiff City Hall, Civic Centre.  Sculptor was Chevalier Anton Agius.  This sculpture was presented to Cardiff Council in 2003 to commemorate the Greenham Common March (1981). Story from Wales…

Drover sculpture by Tony Woodman, Carmarthen

The Drover (Welsh: ‘Y Porthmon) sculpture by Tony Woodman.  Installed in St Catherine’s Walk, Carmarthen town in 2010. Alex Fox notes in his blog :  “Helen and Tony Woodman are carers with West…

Glancynon Inn, Hirwaun

Photos of Glancynon Inn, Hirwaun taken on 25th February 2019.

Hard Frost

BBC News online main story this morning, ‘UK endures night of winter so far’.  Coldest temperature recorded of -13 celsius in Scotland, -10 celsius in England, and -9 celsius in Wales.

Battle of Hoth, Pen y Fan

Couldn’t resist recreating the Battle of Hoth on this scene from near Pen y Fan this week …

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