Fitzcarraldo – Gwynedd, Wales - Atlas Obscura


In a boatyard near Aberdyfi is a nautically inspired work of art.  

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Constructed by Andy Plant and commissioned by Walk the Plank in 1996, this curved 25-foot-high galvanized steel structure was designed to enhance the Fitzcarraldo, the ship it was once mounted on.

When on the Fitzcarraldo this clock would erupt with whistles and foghorns. The crow’s nest would rise revealing more smoke and two spinning goldfish. As they spun faster, water squirted from their mouths, spiraling onto the audience. The clock is being refurbished and is currently off, but a wonder to see. 

Know Before You Go

Private car park in the boatyard right next to the A493. Please be careful and park sensibility, this is a working yard. 

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