On the west coast of Wales I climb a steep circular stairway to Harlech Castle’s upper reaches for a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Up there where the winds are fierce, I stand amid crumbling rock surrounded by miniature wild flowers nestled in stony clefts.
All around me black crows glare with beady eyes. They screech raucously each time I raise my camera. Ignoring their threats while standing alone at its heady summit, I’m transported back to ancient times when the castle was a bustling fortification.
Photo copyright Anne Gordon
Posted on Saturday, 14 April, 2012