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Below is a postcard from6-21-2016 10-10-37 PM an antique store in Pike Place Market that caught my eye on Sunday, and that I bought.

[From Wikipedia] Llanfairpwllgwyngyll or Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll is a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor.   The long form of the name was invented for promotional purposes in the 1860s; with 58 characters it is the longest place name in Europe, and the second longest official one-word place name in the world.

The meaning of the name is given below the Welsh name, in The Queen’s English.  And where is the little village?  Check out the marker on the Google Map.

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6-21-2016 10-37-40 PM
AND .. hey! it’s always fun to ZOOM in ALL THE WAY on the map and do a virtual bridge crossing with Google Streetview!


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