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    Posted: 05 May 2022 at 23:58
I'm back from a week away in a splendid part of Wales, every day dry and mostly sunny. New things to see and post about, and I'll try to do the place justice in a few threads, reflecting each day's activities.

The cottage we rented was in the city of St David's, a status it has had for 900 years, by virtue of the cathedral. The city's population was 1600 in 2011.

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St David's cathedral | A7 III and Minolta AF 24-105mm F3.5-4.5

I would say the cathedral dominates the city but for the fact it is in the lower part of the area, near a stream. The tower is massive but looks like the short squat tower of a county town church when viewed from the higher town.

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There is an imposing mass to the building:

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A7 III and Minolta AF 24-105mm F3.5-4.5

And while we were there - with our first sunset in St Davids - the light fell on the clouds, illuminating them like a ring of fire:

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A7 III and Minolta AF 24-105mm F3.5-4.5

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A7 III and Minolta AF 24-105mm F3.5-4.5

(The black specs in photo 2 are not dust marks but the crows and others that occupy the nests in this photo. Noisy birds!

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Bishops Palace window | A7 III and FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS

Finally the ruins of the nearby Bishop's Palace provided an impressive front drop to the ongoing display behind.

Thanks for looking!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mgjsmith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2022 at 12:03
Glad you enjoyed your stay in St. David's Howard which of course in my backyard as it were. Did you take any photographs of the interior? On my last visit there was a charge made to photographers, especially if you had anything that remotely resembled a tripod.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2022 at 14:56
I did, and they will follow in due course. I went handheld and no one challenged me, and I didn't see a notice (neither did I look for one!).

More coast, Skomer, puffins, and stuff to follow, once I stop moving about!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2022 at 17:53
Nice series with the ring of fire and the lovely coloured bishops window but most of all the great overview of nr 1, my favourite.
Thanks for sharing Howard and I am looking forward see more.
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