The shores of reality
Painted in pastels
Masked facade of fantasy
Reveals the dreamer’s laughter
Portmeirion is the strange and colourful village created by the architect and conservationist, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. Tucked away on the Welsh coast, at first glance it resembles a picture-postcard Italian village, and yet all is not what it seems… and many things are far more than they seem.
Williams-Ellis sought to bring humankind and Nature together, illustrating with his architecture the ideal and harmonious relationship that should exist between us. Many of the buildings and statuary are recycled from other, far-flung places…and, if you get there before the crowds and have the place to yourself, it is a place so full of tantalising mysteries that a single visit could…
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