Lens Artists Photo Challenge #38 – Weathered or Worn

Leya’s challenge is for this week is weathered or worn.

Conwy Castle is a medieval fortification in Conwy, on the north coast of Wales. The castle was built by Kinh Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289.

An estimated £15,000 was spent building the castle, the largest sum Edward spent in such a short time on any of his Welsh castles between 1277 and 1307.

UNESCO considers Conwy to be one of “the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe”, and it is classed as a World Heritage site.

There are eight 21 meters (70 feet) massive towers measuring 9.1 meters (30 feet) in diameter with walls up to 4.6 meters (15 feet) thick; It also has 142 Arrow slits.

The courtyard would have once been a busy place and packed with buildings, which have now been lost.

Though the Conwy Castle was restored by Henry VIII in 1520s to 1530s, it was weathered and worn by the early 17th century.


Charles I sold it to Edward Conway in 1627 for £100, and Edward’s son, also called Edward, inherited the ruin in 1631.

The guard never sleeps. 🙂

Thanks to Ann-Christine’s inspiring theme. Her “Weathered and Worn” post is fascinating and beautifully presented.

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