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We have just returned from two weeks' holiday - the first week being in a cottage in Llangorse, Powys, Wales, with the family. My grand-daughter, who was with us, has started photography and is a Junior Member on here now - see here.

During the second week we spent a couple of days in York, images will follow!

A few facts regarding this church:

The present church was probably built in the 14th or 15th century, probably on the site of an earlier building. A Llandaff Charter of around the 8th century tells of a grant by King Awst of Brycheiniog and his sons to Bishop Euddogwy of a royal estate corresponding to the present parish of Llangorse. The Awst Charter records the donation by Awst of his own and his sons bodies to the church for burial, indicating that Llangorse church could have been a royal burial ground. Another Llandaff Charter describes a meeting in a monastery at Llangorse in 925AD between King Tewdewr of Brycheiniog and Bishop Libiau.

The first definite reference to a church building is dated 1121, and the existence of the font, dated about 1300, provides further evidence for an earlier church. Construction of the present church in the 15th Century is indicated by the style of the south arcade (3 bays to the nave and one to the chancel) whilst the beautiful barrel roof in the south aisle is thought to be part of a late 15th Century enlargement. The doorway, windows and priest's door in the south wall are early Tudor but the tracery of the south aisle, east and sanctuary windows date to around 1840. A restoration by Thomas Nicholson undertaken in 1874 left no trace of the old nave and chancel detail except the two 15th Century north wall windows. He built (or possibly rebuilt) the chancel arch and all the chancel but kept the roof. We do know of a 'disaster' taking place at the church and although no memory of what happened now remains it may well be that this necessitated the restoration.

Amongst many other notable features of the parish church are the 'weeping sanctuary', the chancel arch, the Byfield organ, the lectern, the bells, and the mass dial.

St. Paulinus, properly Paul Aurelian was a 6th century Celtic saint. The son of a Welsh nobleman, he was educated by St Illtyd at Llantwit Major, after which he founded a monastic settlement at Llanddeusant and was ordained priest. Possibly because the patron saint of the nearby parish of Llanhamlach was his old tutor Illtyd he then built a monastery or church at Llangorse. It has been described as "a lonely place among the mountains suitable for the life of contemplation".

Paulinus is thought to have left Llangorse for the court of King Mark of Cornwall, sailing from there to Brittany where he became the first Bishop of Leon. Rhygyfarch tells us that the young St David spent many years as a pupil of Paulinus, and once restored the sight of his ageing tutor. St Teilo was also a pupil of Paulinus, whose mortal remains lie in a shrine at the former cathedral of St Pol de Leon, Brittany.


V2 is the small altar.

Hope you are all keeping well - will catch up soon!

Carol

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Aug 2012 - 4:31 PM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/3.2
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
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White Balance:Auto
Title:St Paulinus Church at Llangorse
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:1 Sep 2012 - 2:55 PM
Tags:Altar, Architecture, Building, Church, Holiday, Wales
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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 3:08 PM

love the pov carol brilliant detail and colours v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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digital_boi
1 Sep 2012 - 3:09 PM

V2 for me simple yet pleasing to the eye....my thoughts on V1 could be my eyes the verticals see a wee tad off i do it all the damn time sigh
look forwart to the holiday see more of the holiday captures... your grand-daughter wee yellow flower is excellent good detaiol and exposure control

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 3:33 PM

Fine shots Carol.
Good to see you back.
Now I am away to see your grandaughters upload.
(But I promise to behave myself though !!)
Mick.

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canonfan
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1 Sep 2012 - 3:37 PM

Welcome back Carol. Hope you had a lovely time and you have given us an excellent image here
Jim

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Quote: my thoughts on V1 could be my eyes the verticals see a wee tad off i do it all the damn time sigh

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

Thanks for your comment Graham - I do see what you mean. The original had strong converging verticals to I edited it in Photoshop to make it more pleasing to the eye. I did try to do it a little more but it distorted the image too much. Maybe I took it from an awkward angle? Any advice would be much appreciated.
C.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 4:19 PM

Glad you enjoyed your hols, Carol, and welcome back Smile. I like the simplicity of V.2, but both good captures. Carol

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 4:22 PM

I also like v2 very much - good to see your grand-daughter starting out here on epz SmileSmile
Helen

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barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 4:28 PM

thanks for the narrative

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 4:30 PM

Lovely capture. Great to see your grand daughter has been bitten by the bug too Grin

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 5:53 PM

Two fine images Carol - I really love the one of the altar. Pressed for time so will catch up on the info later.Wink
Joan.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41022 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 6:04 PM

Hello stranger... seems a lot longer than 2 weeks. Looks a lovely church, Carol, they can be a nightmare with the verticals but a little exagerated perspective sometimes doesn't go amiss.

Dave

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 8:41 PM

Very fine Church Carol. Love the sunlight cutting across the grass.
Looks a very simple altar in V2.
Great narrative to go with images.
Must look at your granddaughter's image too.
Good to have you back.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 11:54 AM

Welcome back Carol, hope you had a good holiday - certainly looks like you had some nice weather! Wink Two fine captures here, look forward to more Smile
Trev Smile

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ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
2 Sep 2012 - 7:55 PM

brilliant detail and colours

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NeilWigan
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3 Sep 2012 - 11:11 PM

Two nice shots back with a good narrative.

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