A big cathedral for a tiny city...

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Steven Stoddart on October 17, 2010

St Davids is the UK's 'smallest City' by virtue of it Cathedral.. It may not be as grand as other cathedrals in the UK but the history of the building and its environs stands equal in many respects...

For a brief insight, check this link out...

The next two photo's were taken in the surrounding graveyard. Ror such an ancient church, I was puzzled by the comparative lack of graves but on the west wall of the graveyard, there are headstone upon headstone leant against the old boundary wall.

I am unsure why the stones were moved but many councils perform "Stability Tests" on headstones and in many churchyards, this has resulted in the stones being laid flat - this may be the reason why they are have been moved.

Both the Bishop's Palace and the Cathedral are worth a visit but be prepared to shell out a tenner if you want to use a tripod in the Cathedral!



cindy555 on October 17, 2010

Hiya Steve

Welcome back how was your trip?

It was around 31c today and it is 8.30 here and still hot so hate to think what summer is going to be like, I might go and live in the South West at least they get more rain and cooler weather.

I will look at more of your pictures tomorrow as have not had dinner yet and nearly time to go to bed as i start work at 3am :-(((

Cheers Marion

Steven Stoddart on October 17, 2010

Hello Marion - Yes, home again! In Ozzy terms, to do a 1000-mile round trip in a couple of weeks (three legs of about 350 miles) is walk in the park but for us Brits....

It was a grand holiday but the encroaching winter made itself known last night with temperatures down to a couple of degrees above the line... meanwhile, you speak of temperatures in the 30's!

Did I read that right?? You start at 3?!! Blimey, even the bally Lark is in the land of nod when you get up!!

Sleep tight....



Steven Stoddart on October 17, 2010

Hello Marian - What can I say other than you are very welcome! : )



Steven Stoddart on November 19, 2010

Hello Edward - Thanks for your like...



Closed on November 25, 2010

Fabulous View of the cathedral!

I like it! =)

Smiles, GG

Steven Stoddart on November 25, 2010

Hiya GG - Both silicon and human grabbed by the lurgy eh? Two weeks of it though... Its good to see you back!

St. Davids is an odd place... Or should I say it is another odd place! St Davids is no more than a a big village but because of its intimate association with the patron saint of Wales, the Cathedral gives it City status.

For such a small place, it has stacks of history... A week there was not long enough.

So glad you liked this view of this iconic place...



holger mohaupt on November 26, 2010

Very beautiful castle!!


Many greetings,Holger.

Steven Stoddart on November 30, 2010

Hello Holger - Welcome to my Panoramio gallery! I am pleased you liked this photo of St. Davids Cathedral... my apologies for the delay in responding to you!

Thank you for your visit and the like..



K.I. on December 2, 2010

Great building on a great picture! First I thought, it's Bury St. Edmunds, where I've been in 2003.

Greetings from Budapest: István

Steven Stoddart on December 3, 2010

Hello K.I - Now I understand! This cathedral is in Wales - about a 7 hour drive west of Bury St. Edmunds.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to the UK!



K.I. on December 3, 2010

Yes I enjoyed. There are many interesting sites in the UK. It's impossible to see all, but I saw some.


Karsten Ivan on January 15, 2011

Good one Steve! We in Slovakia would be very happy, when we would have so much nice gothic cathedrals as was in previous times in UK... But most of our cathedrals was rebuilt or destroyed. Y* and like. Greetings Ivan

Steven Stoddart on January 17, 2011

Hello Ivan, We were very lucky here in the UK.. In the second world war, some of our ancient cathedrals were destroyed (Coventry for example) but many were spared...

St. Davids is an odd example of a cathedral because in the UK, a cathedrals are found in cities... St. Davids is a large village...

Thanks for your Y and like :)



Rafael D. M. on June 23, 2013

Too beautiful!! Love to meet England. Greetings ,Steve Stoddart

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