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St David's Cathedral

By TrevBatWCC    
For the next full day out from Tenby, the coach took us for a morning visit to St Davids, the most westerly point of Wales, before touring around Pembrokeshire with a few stop-offs on our return. Though still a bit wild & windy, it was quite sunny 😎
St David founded a 6th century monastery here; the building of the present cathedral was begun in 1180 and has been extended and altered over the centuries. One aspect of the Cathedral, which strikes you as you approach, is that it's in a dip, hidden from view almost until you come upon it at the foot of a valley. Churches tend to be more prominent in the landscape than this, but being so close to the sea, and so handily positioned for Viking raiders to descend upon, made this a sensible position. The medieval settlement that grew up around the Cathedral would have blown its cover somewhat, but by then the Vikings were no longer marauding through the Irish Sea.
These images were taken heading down the hill to the Cathedral, the daffodils in V3 catching my eye on the way down!
Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes, had a good evening out on Friday, enjoying a very tasty carvery! 🍴😋

Many thanks to Ian (dales) and Graham (Ericsamson) for their User Awards on my previous upload Tenby Harbour - a wider view , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Architecture Cathedral South wales Landscape and travel St davids

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NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2019 11:33AM
Excellent photography and post processing accompanied by an interesting and informative narrative.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2288 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2019 11:36AM
Something over fifty years since I went there, thanks for some good memories. The daffodils are perfect.
28 Apr 2019 11:41AM
Gorgeous series, like Moira it must be fifty years since I was there, We must go again.
28 Apr 2019 11:43AM
Just noticed you've had a birthday, a belated Many Happy Returns.
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
28 Apr 2019 11:49AM
Hi Trev... hope the birthday celebrations haven't left you with a sore head? 😁😁

Another fine set if travel journalism... whilst the lead us a perfect pov (maybe the parish magazine?) I rather like the walk down the path

Have a sober Sunday 😁😁😁
28 Apr 2019 11:59AM
We've never been and these images are a clear indication that we must! A glorious set of images all taken from interesting perspectives. SmileSmileSmile
janetj 13 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2019 12:00PM
st Davids is one of my favourite place for a holiday.
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2019 12:02PM
Belated birthday greetings to a fellow Taurean.
Beautifully photographed images of this wonderful Cathedral - can you imagine
anyone attempting to build like this nowadays?
ColleenA Plus
8 464 7 Australia
28 Apr 2019 12:30PM
Great photography Trevor, well deserve awards....hope you had a nice birthday
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 68 Norway
28 Apr 2019 12:57PM
I do think that particular local stone lends itself perfectly to use in architecture. Fine images of a very fine building, Trev.
28 Apr 2019 2:00PM
Excellent set
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
28 Apr 2019 3:26PM
a fine capture
28 Apr 2019 3:46PM
An excellent series, Trev - superb detail and clarity in all four shots.
St. David's is a place I have yet to visit and your images have really whetted my appetite.

Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2019 5:02PM
Superb looking set of this magnificent building Trev.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.3k 30 England
28 Apr 2019 6:26PM
A very lovely shot of the cathedral.
And belated happy birthday too.
Stunning images Trev, lovely architecture and some great POV's.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
28 Apr 2019 8:47PM
Superb light and detail Trev.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2019 9:30AM
Delightful set from which my personal favourite is V2.
Fefe Plus
9 53 34 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2019 9:38AM
Lovely set Trev!
Great detail as always Grin
1 May 2019 1:34PM
superb set, beautiful postwork as always
2 May 2019 10:11PM
Super set Trev, a really amazing place very special to me 🕊🕊🕊👍

Dave 🐿
Saastad Plus
1 16 14 Norway
3 May 2019 3:51PM
Lovely photo with a beautiful building. I like the composition, and the fine colors. The sky is lifting the picture even more.

Arne Smile

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