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.
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.
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.