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A suspension footbridge crossing the River Ogmore near the picturesque village of Merthyr Mawr in the Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales. Photographed late on a winter afternoon in January 2010.
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Blue hour Merthyr Tydfil South Wales Fountain Church Light Evening Wide Angle Tree ST David's Town Welsh
One of the iconic features of Merthyr, recently refurbished and re-sited close to St Tydfil's church(in the background). The fountain was commissioned to celebrate Robert Thomas (1770-1829) and Lucy Thomas (1781-1847) of Waunwyllt. They successfully mined the deep-seam coal around Merthyr and marketed it in the expanding steam-powered industries in Wales and England. One of the donor’s of the fountain, Sir W.T. Lewis, married Thomas’s granddaughter. Eight fluted columns carry eight semi-circular arches. Pierced foliage spandrels, dragon finials and a hemispherical dome of pierced foliage panels, crowned with a statuette of Samson, emblematic of strength. Decorative shields in the spandrel arches depict figures of miners and other symbols of the coal industry. The fountain is painted black and gold.” Commissioned by Sir W.T. Lewis and William Thomas Rees Grade II Listed status.
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