"Une visite au South Stack"

Name of traveller

Philarète Chasles (1798-1873)

Reason for travel

  • cultural tourism
  • en route to Ireland

Date of travel

early June, 1822

[À] gauche, un ocean gêné dans son lit, rendu furieux par les obstacles dont sa puissance se courrouce; à droite, une côte hérissée de rocs noirs et ferrugineux, asiles des mouettes et des oiseaux de proie. (Philarète 104)


  • architecture:
    • interested in lighthouses
    • tells story of the construction of the lighthouse on South Stack and adds a brief description of the two men living and working there at the time
  • people: travels with an Irish friend, Patrick O'Mealy, who has a house on Anglesey
  • terrain: detailed descriptions of pird populations
  • transport: gives details of a number of shipwrecks around Anglesey
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Chasles, Philarète. "Une visite au South Stack." Études sur les hommes et les moeurs au XIXe siècle. Paris: Amyot, 1850. 101-30. Print.