Green Ted

North Wales, 2017

Portmeirion and Llandudno

Green Ted place

BitAboutBritain comments on the diverse delights of Portmeirion,

The structures are not all original; some have been creditably salvaged from other places. The result is an odd mixture of peasant-neo-classical-baroque plus some. There’s not a lot to do, except wander round; but take your time, because there are little surprises all over the place. A statue of Buddha, for example, was a film prop for the 1958 movie Inn of the Sixth Happiness, starring Ingrid Bergman. Some features are genuine antiques, quietly residing in this unique bit of ersatz Italy in Wales.

Llandudno has a connection with Lewis Carroll's Alice that has resulted in a series of large, wooden and uninspiring statues of characters from the books.VisitWales has a long piece by a blind writer who appreciates the bold textures,

Alice Liddell the little girl who inspired Lewis Carroll to write Alice in Wonderland spent many summer holidays in Llandudno. A new exploratory tour of the town with statues of characters from the tale and an app that provides narrations brings the sensory world of Alice to life for journalist Linn Martinussen, who is blind. citation
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