Sunday 14 January 2024

The B Team's Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Furbulous Sunday greetings pawesome furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, this week we decided to bip west across the border to the meowgical and mystical land of Wales in our Time Travelling Telephone Box and visit the Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle. 

The B Team's Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle Selfie 


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Guys this place is just furbulous, and we were high up in the hills, overlooking meautiful valleys for miles around.

Mew know how much we love ancient standing stones and stone circles, see our previous trips to:





Here's a little bit of info from BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide, Smooch:


Greetings fellow travellers and history lovers!

As we made our way up the winding path to the Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle in Denbighshire, Wales, we were struck by the breathtaking meauty of the surrounding countryside. The rolling hills stretched out before us, dotted with sheep grazing in the fields. As we approached the circle, we could see the standing stones rising up from the earth like sentinels, their weathered surfaces bearing witness to the passage of time.

The Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle is an impurressive sight to behold. The circle has a diameter of approximately 12 meters, and some of the 41 remaining standing stones are touching, suggesting it was for a *burial site. The stones vary in size, from small to large and one metre being to largest, although they aren't that tall compared to other sites we've visited. The stones are arranged in a very neat formation, and it's hard not to feel a sense of reverence in their presence.

As we stood in the midst of the stone circle, we couldn't help but wonder about its purpose. The circle is thought to have been erected during the Bronze Age, over 4,000 years ago. Some believe it was used for religious or ceremonial purposes. In contrast, others think it was a meeting place for local tribes or even the outer perimeter for a *burial mound, which has since been robbed. Whatever its purpose, the circle exudes a sense of mystery and total awe.

In recent times, there have been numerous reports of paranormal/unexplained activity around this area, which UFO enthusiasts regularly visit. And apparently, there was the 'Welsh Roswell' incident on the 23rd of January 1974.

After spending some time at the stone circle, we decided to explore some of the other historic places of interest in the area. Denbigh Castle is a formidable fortress built in the 13th century by King Edward I. The castle stabds proud on a hilltop and offers epic views of the surrounding countryside. Its walls and towers are well-preserved, and visitors can explore the winding staircases and hidden chambers.

Denbighshire is a land of ancient history and natural meauty, and the Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle is just one of many treasures waiting to be discovered. Whether mew're a history buff or just looking for a unique travel destination, Denbighshire has something to offer everypawdy.

Purrs

Smooch

The BBHQ Historical Travel Guide

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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

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The effect was created with Befunky - AI Enhancer, sky replacer, Oil Painting DLX + colour changes to fill light and saturation with a moody vignette around the edge.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 9 mins 11 secs so just a smidge quicker than last week! 

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We're off to keep warm by the fire as the temperature is pawsitively Arctic, and the weather peeps keep saying that we're in for the worst snow storm since 2010, plus it could last several weeks on and off. And we remember 2010, because the P.A. was snowed in for two weeks, so we'll be topping up supplies and making sure that BBHQ is well stocked.

Smooch is waiting by the oven again for his roast beef at lunchtime, seriously we think he's got a bit of a purroblem and are planning an intervention, as his obsession with what's cooking, and what may be for him is getting out of control.

Do join us again tomorrow for another CATS HAVE PURROBLEMS TOO, and if mew missed the previous Despurrate Dilemma, click here. And we'll be back on Tueday with Chapter Eleven in our epic adventure, Claws of Terror.

We do hope mew have an epic day, and remember to always...


Wing Commander Basil & The B Team






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19 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful place for your group selfie gang and your art is really pretty! Thanks for joining Angel Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  2. That's a super selfie spot, sweet pals. What a view, and we enjoyed learning so much about its history, Smooch. Epic art, too! Hugs!

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  3. You are so well-travelled! It's cold here too and we've been told we might get a lot of snow next week! We're staying in and warm!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  4. Wonderful art - and such interesting places you kitties visit. But be sure you stay warm and safe, if the weather is going to be as bad as you say.

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  5. I have never heard of that stone circle. For some unknown reason we haven't often travelled into Wales. The selfie is lovely, and the art effect is beautiful.

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  6. You are united as a team in front of a great rock circle. Hope that furnace keeps pumpin' heat out. Precious

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  7. You picked the purrfect spot for your Selfies.

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  8. 10:03 was our score. Those stones have a delightfully accurate circle. What a view it must have been in their day.
    ERin

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  9. Thank you so much for telling us about this magical place.

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  10. That really is beautiful scenery, and the B Team looks grand there. Love both the original picture and the art effect version. Fascinating history, too! We're having some possible wintry weather too, and though it won't be as bad as yours is, we're not used to it here so extreme caution will be needed. Hope everyone weathers it okay!

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  11. What a pawsome place for your ussie ! It's a beautiful scenery ! Purrs

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  12. Welsh Roswell? I've got to research this!
    Love the places that you travel to, gang.

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  13. Very nice group selfie. I hope your PA doesn't get snowed in for 2 weeks again. XO

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  14. It looks like a beautiful spot, I understand why ancient people would be drawn to build it there.

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  15. Wow what an amazing place and very interesting visit. My Siamese cat sat by the oven on a Sunday the same as Smooch have to keep a paw on the cooking.x😽

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  16. I love seeing all the historical areas you take us to! If I could I would put on a jacket and meow along with you. Mom and I love any of the stone places that you find and tell us about.

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  17. That truly is a beautiful place! Pawsome!

    Ya'll stay warm and cozy!

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