I think I’ve got it

You might recall this photo from Llangollen:

Translations on a postcard...

Translations on a postcard…

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/320s
Focal length: 15.9mm
ISO: 400
Location: 52° 58.2372′ 0″ N 3° 10.2172′ 0″ W
Taken: 26 June, 2014

Well, I’ve now taken the time to work out what it’s saying. It’s playing with the way Welsh place names are often made up of a string of words to create a very silly shop name. It breaks down into this:

Y SIOP FACH GARDIAU WRTH Y BONT DROS YR AFON DDYFRDWY YN LLANGOLLEN

Which can be easily translated. First, going word by word:

The Shop Little Cards By the Bridge Over the River Dee in Llangollen

Or, rearranging into English word order:

The little card shop by the bridge over the River Dee in Llangollen

Which is exactly what it is, of course.

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