BLAEN BLODAU, New Inn, Carmarthenshire 2009

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BLAEN BLODAU, New Inn, Carmarthenshire
Notes on BLAEN BLODAU, New Inn, Carmarthenshire 2009

At first, by me, preferreed over the previous image - this, perhaps contradictory, shows too much of the derelict house. Compositionally, which must be considered over everything else including subject matter, works less than the previous, albeit, similiar image.

As recorded in the much revered ‘Buildings of Wales’ series (which now covers of whole of Wales, county by county) and also, with photographs, in ‘Welsh Forgotten Houses’. Blaen Blodau was a very pleasant surprise.

Larger than the photographs suggest in ‘Forgottten Welsh Houses’ yet neither too large to be considered a rambling pile with two storey’s settled on a basement. Inside is dark, damp and supported with wooden scaffolding – I peered through the side door but did not bother to enter. Two curved rear bays and a front curved bay obscured by a rendered late Victorian/early 20th century overhanging porch (which gives this house a very peculiar appearance). Beautiful and vast firs scatter the overgrown grounds with a short driveway wending itself around to the house.

A farm dog barked constantly whilst I was there, unable to see me but obviously aware of my presence. I circled the house and made a number of exposures. The morning had yet to truly break and long exposures were required of around 4 minutes. An air of calmness enveloped the house and grounds and one could imagine once some of the high branches were thinned and more light would enter the house and grounds that this would be a wonderful place to live.

A small but lovely coach house also in grounds.


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Blaen Blodau Coach House 2009


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BLAEN BLODAU. New Inn. Sir Gaerfvrddin 2009
Roedd yn braf iawn ymweld a Blaen Blodau. Deulawr ac islawr sydd iddo ac er nad yw'n dy mawr mae'n fwy nag y mae'n ymddangos. Mae'n dywyll ac yn damp y tu mewn gyda sgaffaldiau pren yn ei gynnal ac mae'n amlwg bod angen gwneud gwaith arno i'w atgyfnerthu. Mae dau fae crwm yn y tu cefn i'r ty a bae crwm yn y tu blaen sydd wedi ei guddio gan gyntedd wedi ei rendro sy'n crogi drosodd o ddiwedd oes Fictoria/dechrau'r 20fed ganrif (sy'n rhoi gwedd ddigon rhyfedd i'r ty). Mae coed pinwydd helaeth hardd wedi eu gwasgaru yn yr ardd ac mae dreif byr yn ymlwybro at y ty.

Roedd rhyw naws dawel i'r ty a'r tiroedd a gallai rhywun ddychmygu pe cai rhai o'r canghennau uchel eu tocio y byddai mwy o olau yn y ty a'r tiroedd ac y byddai hwn yn lie gwych i fyw.

Coetsiws bach a hyfryd yn nhiroedd y ty.
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BLAEN BLODAU, New Inn, Carmarthenshire 2009

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