Time for poor traveling food bloggers seems to be a precious commodity.. maybe just some pictures of what we’ve seen instead of words, well with fewer words anyway..
Wales is a beautiful country… you drive along and see sights like this
And in a country that goes back, well, forever, there are smaller remnants of things of an earlier era
Besides the unnamed monuments to the past, there are grander things like castle Caernarfon courtesy of Edward I, built in the late 13th Century
Twelve Hundreds? Ptooie. Modern stuff!! how about the lovely St. David’s Cathedral ( or in Welsh) Eglwys Gadeiroil Tyddwi), where since the 6th century there has been a church on the site, and for the past 1500 years prayer and worship has been offered on a daily basis which continues to this day.
But as usual when you’re traveling, it’s the little things that stick with you. Dr. Henry Miller took us to a little out of the way Church, St. Gwrst’s, built in the late 1470’s in the town of Llanrwst.
The church itself contains the finest “rood” known to survive the “reformation” of Henry III.
It is a gorgeous piece of wood carving
But it turns out that Richard Wynn added a small chapel in 1633 (off to the right in the upper picture)
Which survives to this day pretty much as it did in the 1600’s. Still here, still a holy place. Henry arranged to have a parishioner give us a “tour”. It is such a pleasure to have somebody who is a member of their parish. They are so proud to tell the history to somebody who at least understands and appreciate.
And on the little stroll to the church in a small town, the Feeder got to see more stuff he really loves
No silver sided Sysco truck, but real butchers, real local food
These carcasses were slaughtered three days ago, and they said they would hang for several more days before being offered for sale in the little butcher shop to which these were being delivered. Great stuff. And on we went, hoping to end the day
Ps a meal report will be forthcoming….. foodies hang on.
Pss: Although the Feeder's 73rd birthday was celebrated yesterday in Wales, a slightly more prominent Welshman will have a 100th commemoration tomorrow... one Mr. Dylan Thomas..