My memory of Wales was the brief stopover in Hollyhead on my way over to Dun Laoghaire. It was a seaside town where I drank a pint in a dark pub and then hopped on a ferry. For the most part, Wales was little more than a leapfrog from England to Ireland. It would take almost twenty years to understand this was a huge error. The following shots come from my new Canon 60D and include the Welsh cities of Harwarden, Ruthin, Llangollen, Beaumaris, Conwy and the impressive attractions of Northern Wales: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Plas Newydd, Castell Dinas Bran and Castell Conwy.

I plan on writing lots of short pieces for In The Know Traveler readers about Wales and thought I would tempt the traveler’s palette with some of my favorite photos from Wales.