Silent Sunday….. So off to Church

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Brecon Cathedral, Powys, Wales

The small but important Welsh Market Town of Brecon (pop approx. 8500), lying in the shadows of the Brecon Beacons, supports a very much wider agricultural community in this part of rural Powys.

Since 1920 it has also been the home of Brecon Cathedral.

The Cathedral is on an enclosed circular hill, so is quite peaceful and secluded in its own grounds.  There has of course been a church on this location for many centuries.  The original church of Saint John, a Norman construction was built in 1093.  It is also thought to have been built on the site of a much earlier Celtic Church.  St. Johns was rebuilt in the gothic style in 1215, also blessed with a new name of Holy Rood (Holy Cross) but for many centuries it suffered troubles.  The Dissolution of the Monasteries was of course the worst.

However despite it many troubles the church was renovated and eventually made the Cathedral we see today.

I described the Cathedral as peaceful and there is no better place to feel that peace than to stand in the centre of the Nave with its stone pillars and arched ceilings

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The Nave, Brecon Cathedral

27th May

(C) David Oakes 2018

 

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A Day of Contrasts…….

 

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A rather grey and uncertain start to the day…

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But a very pleasant finish…

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A fantastic sunny end to a day of contrasts

26th May

(C) David Oakes 2018

 

 

 

 

DP Weekly Photo Challenge. The Old Gardeners Shed…..with twisted ropes

 

A Garden-Tool-Shed twisted Ropes

Time literally stood still in this old abandoned Gardeners Shed. The hands on the clock…..gone, but the tools and ropes all neatly hung each in its own place….with of course the twisted ropes.

My suggestion got this weeks DP Photo Challenge.  You can see other suggestions on this link:- via Photo Challenge: Twisted 

25th May

(C) David Oakes 2018

I do hope that wasn’t our Summer…..a change is in the air!

_DOI7111aallThere is a distinctly different feel to the weather and this evenings sky seems to be ushering an ominous change. Spring was late to start but once it arrived it has just been fabulously warm and sharpening our appetite for what we hope will be a great summer. Now we will have to wait and see 🙂

24th May

(C) David Oakes 2018