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Mythical Dragon Gate Protects Home
My Modern Metropolis ^
| November 9, 2011
Posted on 08/26/2012 1:29:19 PM PDT by EveningStar
In Dublin, Ireland, stands an estate reminiscent of old folklore, complete with its own dragon! Of course, dragons are mythical creatures, so this home only has a dragon made of steel which acts as its gatekeeper. The property, known at Harlech House, was originally built in 1798 by a Welsh immigrant. (The estate is actually named after a town in Wales called Harlech and the national flag has a dragon on it.) Harlech House sits on less than an acre of land but is full of enchantment. It features religious iconography and fairy-tale motifs throughout the seven-bedroom home, but it's the dragon gate that grabs the most attention.
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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; History; Travel
KEYWORDS: dragongate; dublin; fartyshadesofgreen; godsgravesglyphs; harlechhouse; ireland; pendragon; wales
I think it takes away from the rather nice looking home. Looks garish.
posted on 08/26/2012 1:33:33 PM PDT
(The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
"Men of Harlech stop your dreaming
Can't you see their spear points gleaming..."
posted on 08/26/2012 1:39:18 PM PDT
( Reporting live from the far North)
posted on 08/26/2012 1:41:53 PM PDT
(fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
I’d totally go for one. There’s a guy at ren faire each year who does bronzework - I wonder how much one of these would set me back done by him...
posted on 08/26/2012 1:53:26 PM PDT
(An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
I think so too. Maybe if it was made out of wrought iron it wouldn’t look so tacky.
posted on 08/26/2012 2:06:23 PM PDT
(Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
posted on 08/26/2012 2:41:11 PM PDT
(Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
To: sima_yi; vladimir998
The Welsch are a strange breed they are...
Men of Harlech stop your dreaming
Can't you see their spear points gleaming
See their warrior's pennants streaming
To this battle field
Men of Harlech stand ye steady
It cannot be ever said ye
For the battle were not ready
Stand and never yield
From the hills rebounding
Let this war cry sounding
Summon all at Cambria's call
The mighty force(foe?) surrounding
Men of Harlech onto glory
This shall ever be your story
Keep these fighting words before ye
Welshmen will not yield
posted on 08/26/2012 6:38:13 PM PDT
(Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
Wele goelcerth wen yn fflamio
A thafodau tan yn bloeddio,
Ar I'r dewrion ddod I daro,
Unwaith eto n un:
Gan fanllefau'r tywysogion
Llais gelynion, trwst arfogion,
A charlamiad y marchogion,
Craig ar graig a grbn!
Arfon byth ni orfydd.
Cenir yn dragywydd;
Cymru fydd fel Cymru fu,
Yn glodus ymysg gwledydd,
'Nghwyn oleuni'r goelcerth acw,
Tros wefusau Cymro'n marw,
Annibyniaeth sydd yn galw,
Am ei dewraf dyn.
Hark I hear the foe advancing
Barbed steeds are proudly prancing,
Helmets in the sunbeams glancing
Cymru fo am byth
Men of Harlech lie ye dreaming?
See ye not their falchions gleaming,
While their penons gaily streaming
Cymru fo am byth.
From the rocks rebounding
Let the war cry sounding
Summon all at Cambria's Call
The haughty foe surrounding
Men of Harlech on to glory
See your banner famed in story,
Waves these burning words before ye,
Cymru fo am byth!
posted on 08/26/2012 6:42:23 PM PDT
(Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
posted on 08/26/2012 7:19:24 PM PDT
Writer Anne McCaffrey lived in Ireland. I’m surprised this isn’t her house. (I love the gate!!)
posted on 08/26/2012 10:52:50 PM PDT
( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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