Ever wish that you could visit the Village, the mysterious locale where Patrick McGoohan is imprisoned on the old TV series The Prisoner?
My friend Chris Schelling told me a while back about a wedding weekend he attended there, and tomorrow's New York Times has a great article about the Village . . . or Portmeiron, as it's rightfully called, the brainchild of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, a self-taught architect.
I visited myself back in 1979, in the dead of winter. It's apparently been spruced up quite a bit since then! Williams-Ellis's grandson, Robin Llwelyn, is the managing director of the corporation that runs the Village: he's the real Number 1. And he's also a fantasy writer, interestingly enough.
posted by Number 3 . . . PaulW, that is!