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14th March 2012
Launderette in the town of Dolgellau in south snowdonia


15th March 2012
lovebirds near the liverbirds on the banks of the river mersey in liverpool
 
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16th March 2012
The Cistercian abbey of Cymer was founded in 1198-9 under the patronage of Maredudd ap Cynan, a grandson of Owain Gwynedd. The first monks came from Abbey Cwmhir in Powys, which was a daughter house of Whitland in Dyfed, itself founded by monks from Clairvaux, the mother house in Burgundy.

The monks farmed sheep on the local hills and on lands in Lleyn, and were involved in mining and metallurgy. They also kept a notable stud, rendering high-quality horses to Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. But the abbey was never especially wealthy, and after the wars of the 13th century its economic position declined further. However, it did possess a very large and fine silver gilt chalice and paten, which must have been hidden on the mountainside at the Dissolution. They were rediscovered in the 19th century and are now in the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. At the Dissolution in 1536 the abbey was worth only L51 (roughly L16,500 in today's terms).

This poverty is reflected in the abbey buildings. Only the church survives to any height. It consists of an aisled nave just over 30m long. The monks probably intended to build the normal crossing with two transepts and a chancel to the east, but this was never done and the present east wall and chancel area seems to be a compromise arrangement. In a normal Cistercian church the tower would have been over the central crossing, but since no crossing was built, when the tower was added in the 14th century, it was put at the west end.

Cistercian churches were normally beautifully proportioned but not richly decorated. This one is especially plain, but there is some attractive carving on the sedile on the south wall of the chancel, and a little survives on the severe east window. The small putlog holes to support scaffolding would have been covered by plaster.

The monastic buildings to the south were never extensive, and it is possible that some of the domestic quarters around the cloisters might have been of timer. Monasteries were laid out to a standard pattern, traditional to each order. The cloister, the chapter house and dining hall are all in their normal positions around a square on the south side, and their planning anticipates the unfulfilled enlargement of the church. It is possible that the present farmhouse incorporates part of the monastic guesthouse, and there may have been sheds on the river associated with the abbey's agricultural or industrial business.
 

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Nice photo's since my last visit (y) I cannot help but think that the love birds would have been improved if you'd taken out the lamp post coming up behind them it's shouldn't be too hard to do (y)

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yes good point Matt i thought that, its looks a little daft doesn't it :)



17th March 2012
Diamante owl book mark, playing around with macro settings on my Fuji X10


18th March 2012
old latch on a garden gate i spotted when walking the dog earlier
 
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19th March 2012
Weeds, Flowers & Huge Daffodils. Again playing around with macro feature of my Fuji X10
 
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20th March 2012
Drayman delivering some ale to a pub in Aberystwyth on the west Wales coast
 

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I've been there before with the keg's I used to be able to life and 11 that the dray man is rolling there above my head, and a kilderkin into the back of my range rover, I'm not sure that I could do that now, it's been about 5-6 years :( I do miss bar management though :(

Brilliant photo's since my last visit (y)

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21st March 2012
Aberystwyth Jetty leading out from the promenade and down the beach Jetty leading out from the promenade and down the beach
 
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24th March 2012

My Dog Jasper Posing In The Garden.........with sun directly behind his head

25th March 2012

Empty Bird-Feeder In The Garden

Cheers Matt, i realised that afterwards lol
 
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just catching up on my uploads as i been away and been quite busy this week


26th March 2012
Daffodils - Taken WIth The Fuji X10


27th March 2012
Swansea Famous Market


28th March 2012
Sailor Statue @ Swansea Marina


29th March 2012
Bridge Over Swansea Marina


30th March 2012
old & new buildings with there reflections in Swansea docks / marina

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