Saint Deniol’s Hawarden

"Aye! The nights are fair drawing in" is an old saying my grandmother used to use as winter came along. And with it comes storms, more rain and snow, especially in Wales. This morning I was told there was a heavy fall of snow in the Snowdonia National Park last night, so that could well... Continue Reading →

Saint Baglan’s Church

Situated on the coast, south of Caernarfon the church, and its cemetary, stand like a small island in a field. I'd been planning a visit to this church for some time, but Covid-19 happened. The period between AD 500–700 was known as the age of the saints; during this time monastic settlements were established throughout... Continue Reading →

Où Est L’Oignon Johnny?

As a kid growing up in Glasgow I can remember when little Frenchmen with striped shirts and a black beret would cycle around the streets selling their onions. Each summer they would suddenly appear, their cycle bedecked with strings of onions, to us kids it was so exotic. How I wish I was into photography... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

For this weeks challenge I thought it would be a good idea to look at some of the wonderful churches we have here in North Wales. Many of them have beautiful stained glass wonderful wood carvings and intricate tiled floors. Look at the stained glass as well as the wall and floor tiles in the... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

At last! A weekly photo challenge theme that I have no trouble interpreting. Endurance lets me use some of the old churches that I have spent the last six month photographing. So as an added bonus I’m going to include a few photographs from the village of Llanelidan, North Wales. Like many small villages, the church,... Continue Reading →

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