New series of Location Features: (1) Llyn Padarn, Llanberis

Hi! Owen Law back again with another series of location features. Last week, myself and my partner where holidaying again in ‘God’s Country’, i.e. North Wales, and this gave me another opportunity to do some more Flip filming. Now, I don’t want you to think that this is just another excuse to show off my ‘holiday vids’ (nothing more boring really!) All (well, most!) of the videos here – downloaded onto YouTube – are related to the novel seeing a major part of it is based in Snowdonia (or ‘Eryri’ as its known in Welsh). And as the scenery is so marvellous, I just feel as though it should be promoted as much as possible.

The first here is back in the village of Llanberis again. Here, we’re looking at the setting for the final scene of the novel on the shore of Llyn Padarn. There is a country park beyond where the National Slate Museum is located, below the old quarry hospital, where a very special event takes place. I like to call it one of ‘redemption’! The video was captured during the evening and it includes some nice footage over the lake itself. The only fly in the ointment with the video work is that it coincided with some morons stood on the nearby slate slope leading down to the water. They decided it was funny to pick bits of slate up (including from a nearby wall) and throw it down the side into the water! I thought at first you could pick them up on the soundtrack, but actually you can’t – fortunately!

There’s always somebody who like to spoil things, but it was otherwise quite peaceful!

Anyhow, ‘waste-of-space’ types apart, I should mention that this part of Llanberis is where slate quarrying used to take place, and the museum is actually the old workshops – they are featured in the book as well! Check the link below if you’d like to visit if you are ever in the neighbourhood (Dinorwic Power Station is also nearby – again, in the book).

Until the next time…

Owen Law

YouTube – Llyn Peris

National Slate Museum of Wales


About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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