This week I am at the IRMA in Strasbourg for a masterclass in topological
K-theory and applications. Strasbourg is as beautiful as I remember it,
although the weather is a little grey at the moment.
The old town on the Grand Île is full of nice old stone buildings and
bridges, and things that are begging to be climbed over and explored. This city
makes me want to be a medieval spy, creeping along the rooftops at night.
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This weekend I went walking in the Brecon Beacons national park with the
university hillwalking club. We couldn’t climb the Beacons themselves because
the weather wasn’t good enough, but we managed a couple of nice walks at lower
altitudes. On Saturday we did a nice tour of the waterfalls of the rivers
Neath, Mellte and Hepste, starting from Pontneddfechan.
It had rained recently, and the falls were particularly beautiful. Aside from
the famous Sgwd y Eira (“fall of snow”), my favourite was probably Sgwd Clun-Gwyn
(“fall of the white meadow”).
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