Wednesday, August 06, 2014

ABC Wednesday:
D is for Dragon

This dragon sits proudly above the weather vane on top of the former Washington Wine Bar on the corner of East Parade and Clarence Road in Llandudno which closed in May 2012.

The original Washington Hotel, built c1885, protruded onto the Parade; the building was re-built in 1925 to align with the road, and the rest of East Parade.

The building which is Grade II listed is currently being renovated and is expected to reopen as a restaurant in 2015.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.


  1. I will visit Llandudno one day - soon, I hope - as it is where my paternal grandmother was born and brought up. I hear it's a beautiful seaside resort.

    abcw team

  2. I think if I was to have a weather vane like this on top of my house I would want to choose a dragon...

  3. I love the dragon; I had a weather vane on the house I grew up in, which had a rooster on it, but a dragon would have been so much cooler.

  4. What a wonderful decoration. Makes the weather vane more interesting. Visiting from ABC Wednesday.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  5. It's so nice when old buildings can be saved and repurposed. - Margy

  6. Are we talking UK here?
    I am trying to take pictures of weather vanes. But this one is petacular. Shall have to go there on a sunny day.
    What time of day shows it up best you think?
    Was it you took pictures of the Bampton Oxon vane?

  7. A dragon on a weather vane! Gorgeous! Aren´t there normally roosters? ;)