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



Wordless Wednesday…Another Favourite Place


Location:- Late Afternoon at Godafoss Falls, Iceland

23rd May

(C) David Oakes 2018

Silent Sunday …so off the Church


An early Sunday morning, perfect for a stroll through the Courtyards of Amalienborg Palace, past the statue of King Frederik V and then straight onto the Marmorkirken…the iconic Marble Church also known as Frederik’s Church.

I can remember well that early Sunday morning on our first to Copenhagen.  A perfect start to a perfect day of exploration

20th May

(C) David Oakes 2018

DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Liquid

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Dusk at Worms Head, South Wales

Liquid in all its shapes and forms is the topic this week.  For me one of the key attractions is Dawn and Dusk over water….. sea, lake or river it makes no difference, there is always an interesting mix

See what other have suggested on the link below:-

via Photo Challenge: Liquid

17th May

(C) David Oakes 2018