A year of photographs

by Brian Scott November. 01, 2020 395 views

January - St David's Cathedral

Something I saw and read on here recently has prompted me to go through my images and sort them out, sharing where relevant AND .... clearing out at the same time.

A few years ago I was tidying up an external drive, pressed delete and thought ..... that's taking a long time!?

29,000 ish images later ..... Let's call that a learning experience, a fresh start.

January 2020. We spent the New Year in Solva in Pembrokeshire, luckily the weather was mostly cold wet n windy but, the peace and quiet and the views were so worth it. So, a visit to St David's and the cathedral is always on the cards.

"St David's is the United Kingdom's smallest city in population (1,841 in 2011) and urban area (the smallest city by local authority boundary area is the City of London). St Davids was given city status in the 12th century. This does not derive automatically from criteria, but in England and Wales it was traditionally given to cathedral towns under a practice laid down in the early 1540s, when King Henry VIII founded dioceses. City status was lost in 1886 but at the request of Queen Elizabeth II restored in 1994."

Ok, a little artistic licence required for what was a particularly dull day.

The light in the cathedral is absolutely beautiful, muted, like the atmosphere.

St David's Cathedral

As with any cathedral, it can be difficult, even frustrating trying to wait for a clear shot so sometimes, you've just got to live with it. I often feel that people in a shot give a sense of reality and perspective.

I thought I'd slip a few black and white shots in.

Three windows

Three windows

I'd never seen a bible in Welsh, not sure I've seen any full book in the welsh language to be honest.

There's a wonderful hush in most churches and certainly in cathedrals.

I've always wanted to attend a choral service in this cathedral and would LOVE to have permission to set up and get some really good shots.

I took a lot of shots with my phone and must remember next time .... DON'T!

Pembrokeshire is one of Wales' most beautiful counties, in my opinion, I'd move there tomorrow.

St Davids

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John Barrow 7 months, 1 week ago

It's good to see photographs of a space like this and to see people using it. Thanks.

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Brian Scott Replied to John Barrow 7 months, 1 week ago

+1 John

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David Nurse 7 months, 1 week ago

Lovely images, you captured the mood really well.

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Brian Scott Replied to David Nurse 7 months, 1 week ago

Thank you David +1

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Adrian Morris 7 months, 1 week ago

Great pictures of a great building.

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Brian Scott Replied to Adrian Morris 7 months, 1 week ago

Many thanks Adrian, it is a beautiful place isn't it?

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Camellia Staab 7 months, 1 week ago

Stunning captures. I like how with each photo, you "zoomed out" giving us a bigger view. I can see why you would want to take photos of the choral service. Really nice series. As to deleting photos.....this morning I was thinking the same thing, after almost 6 years of hoarding photos, I think it is time to clean out, but..... I've had this thought several times and each time I start to purge, I end up deleting a few and then talking myself out of  the process.

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Brian Scott Replied to Camellia Staab 7 months, 1 week ago

Thank you very much Camellia, it's a beautiful old building. I have to say, I've been the same until joining here, I started in 2020 but I intend to work back, we'll see 😳🤔👍🥰

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