The Tim Harris
First published to the internet Sunday 4th May 2008 - Latest update 12th May 2018
- New Portmeirion 1989 Video now available on YouTube - see below -
This site is not connected to the official Portmeirion web site which can be found at:
Welcome to my web pages which are dedicated to my joint favourite (with Cala Bona, Majorca) place in the universe, Portmeirion.
The pages of this site each cover different aspects of Portmeirion, including the buildings, the birds, the plants, & the people. Most of the photos were taken between 2003 and 2006: in some of the pictures you will see my friend James, who is as big a fan of Portmeirion as I am.
Pictures on this site are, in general, presented in 800 x 600 resolution. I've listed descriptions of the pages of this site below (with links). I hope you enjoy this site & I give many thanks for even taking a look.
Please feel free to let me know what you think via my Contact Me page . At a later date I aim to include photos / videos from earlier visits to Portmeirion.
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12th May 2018
Portmeirion 1989 now on YouTube
This is a video of the first
trip made to Portmeirion (Wales) by my friend James Spence and myself in
1989. James filmed the footage on a Panasonic M7 camera over three
days in August and we both had designs on editing this footage ever
since but usually found ourselves side-tracked onto other projects.
For 29 years.
The font used for the titles is
titled 'Village' and many thanks go to The Prisoner Online for this.
Clicking on the following link will take you to the video (will open in YouTube): Portmeirion 1989
Running time: 35 mins 39seconds
8th May 2018 - Portmeirion Video
The editing of the video seems to be going well in spite of a few technical teething troubles. It's at the stage where I'm down to making odd adjustments here and there so looks like it will be ready in the next week or two, ahead of schedule. It'll be around 36 minutes long and it's been great fun to edit. I've absolutely loved it actually; it was a great first visit to the most wonderful of places. One person other than myself has today seen a version (MK2) of the edited video (I'm on MK4 at the moment) and I think it's shaping up okay.
Below are four stills taken from the edited video.
2nd May 2018
New Portmeirion Video On The Way
Last weekend I started editing footage that my friend James Spence took on our first trip to Portmeirion in 1989. Filmed on a Panasonic M7 camera this footage hasn't been seen before in public. The edited version will likely be around half an hour in length with the aim that it will be posted to YouTube. This is an editing project that has been on and off the shelf several times since 1989 with either James or myself taking on the role of editor and then getting side-tracked onto something else.
I've had several ideas over that time as to how it should be edited, and true to form I've come up with yet another idea and this is the one I'm running with now. I really like James' footage and it lovingly shows Portmeirion as it was back then. The place may be the same but some of the details are different. A time when the dome was green and The first version of The Prisoner Shop existed.
James is unable to edit the video himself now but I asked him last week if he'd be happy for me to take the editing back on and I was pleased when he gave an enthusiastic positive response. I am highly enthusiastic about this particular project myself.
It's possible that the video could be ready by the end of May 2018 and I'll update this page with a link to it once ready. I'll also post to Twitter (a link is above) so if you follow me on there you'll hopefully see the post.
Later on I may begin editing the 2003 footage which James also took. Then onto footage from 2004, 2005 and 2006 which I took.
1st April 2018
Xonus (Partly filmed in Portmeirion)
After many years of languishing nowhere here's my 1995 video slightly spruced up and mildly modified from the original. Anything I've added or altered for this version is what I'd really wanted back then and couldn't achieve.
Premise: A man wakes up with no
memory and is held in a house along with his double. In finding out
answers to questions the man has to question himself.
It was shot on standard VHS
video tapes and edited with basic animation produced on an Amiga
A1200. Now slightly restored using digital software. Relatively
unseen since it's initial low-key release back in 1995 I've
attempted to make this more 'watchable' than it was back then and
have faded a few (now irritating to me) swear words.
Running time: 31 mins 17 seconds
9th July 2017:
Page 6 has been re-formatted into the new lay-out along with various other smaller pages scattered throughout the site.
8th July 2017:
Then I aim to start putting up photos taken in the late '80s / early '90s.
2nd July 2017:
I've started re-formatting the pages of this site in order to give the pictures better breathing space, I feel they're a bit cramped at the moment. This will take me a while to do but have managed to format Page 1 and Page 2 as a starter.
I'm hoping that the re-formatting will also lead to the pages loading up faster.
1st July 2017:
I've posted my first new page in a very long time, titled The Portmeirion Village / Pentref Portmeirion Collection and features a quick look at the series of six models based on buildings in the village released back in the early 2000s.
List of pages on this website: Pictures are generally 800 x 600 resolution: I've created 'Contact Sheets' for most pages which contain thumbnails of the pictures that appear on those pages.
|Sir Clough Williams-Ellis||A page relating to Portmeirion creator Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, which includes a small bibliography.|
|My Own Experience||This is a mostly text page of my own thoughts (ramblings) regarding Portmeirion and the experience of being there.|
|Photo Sampler||This page is for people who want to get an overview of what's on the other photo pages.||38 images|
|Page No. 1||The entrance to the grounds, including Gate House and Bridge House.||Contact Sheet||30 images|
|Page No. 2||The Pantheon (Dome)||Contact Sheet||54 images|
|Page No. 3||Angel, Neptune, Trinity House, and Mermaid.||Contact Sheet||86 images|
|Page No. 4||The Piazza, Bristol Colonnade, Gloriette, Gothic Pavilion and day visitors.||Contact Sheet||89 images|
|Page No. 5||The Bell Tower, Government House, Dolphin, Band Stand & flora (including hydrangeas) .||Contact Sheet||65 images|
|Page No. 6||The Apothecary, Battery Square and the statue of the Buddha.||Contact Sheet||100 images|
|Page No. 7||Pilot House, Battery, Watch House, The Chantry, Chantry Row, Unicorn, Telfords Tower and Salutation.||Contact Sheet||50 images|
|Page No. 8||Triumphal Arch, Salutation, Arches, Pot Jam, Golden Dragon Bookshop and Town Hall (Hercules Hall).||Contact Sheet||92 images|
|Page No. 9||Anchor, Fountain and surrounding views.||Contact Sheet||39 images|
|Page No. 10||This page shows external and internal views of the hotel.||Contact Sheet||59 images|
|Page No. 11||The hotel bar / dining areas and the hotel rooms House 4 & House 8.||Contact Sheet||58 images|
|Page No. 12||Views of the estuary (and includes the Amis Reunis).||Contact Sheet||98 images|
|Page No. 13||Views from the estuary (and includes The Observatory Tower, White Horses and the Lighthouse).||Contact Sheet||68 images|
|Page No. 14||This page shows the woods of Portmeirion.||Contact Sheet||78 images|
|Page No. 15||This page shows views taken from the woods.||Contact Sheet||30 images|
|Page No. 16||This page shows some of the places I've stayed in.||Contact Sheet||28 images|
|Page No. 17||Portmeirion in the evening and at night.||Contact Sheet||92 images|
|Page No. 18||Castell Deudraeth||Contact Sheet||42 images|
|A Different View||Mostly inverted versions of photos that appear on other pages: other styles will appear over time.||Contact Sheet||55 images|
|Mobile Phone Wallpapers||A page containing re-sized Portmeirion photographs for use as mobile phone wallpapers.||Contact Sheet||40 images|
|Models||A quick look at The Portmeirion Village (Pentref Portmeirion) Collection which was released in the early 2000s.|
|FAQs||A concise reply to every question that's ever been asked.|
19th March 1927 - 13th January 2009
Without Patrick, without 'The Prisoner', I may never have known Portmeirion.
So long Patrick, and many thanks.
Tim Harris, 14th January 2009
In everyday life I may be
pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed and numbered, but
this never happens
when I'm in Portmeirion.
Where am I? In the Village.
What do I want? Relaxation.
I'll get it.