Can you spot the little cottage, hidden in the glorious Welsh countryside? Love this shot captured by @dianalou9... just out of sight, to the left of the wall is a beautiful babbling brook. Imagine the stories that have been told here whilst the fire kept the eager listeners glued to every word. The reflections of happy faces dancing in the glowing shadows, toasting the storyteller and their tall tales!
This is in Snowdonia, a region in northwest Wales concentrated around the mountains and glacial landforms of massive Snowdonia National Park. Miners worked the rich seams of coal for generations in this country, feeding families and building communities. When those jobs ended, regeneration took a long time... But the Welsh are a strong and wonderful nation! What a people. What a landscape.
And such awesome legends! It's said the mountains of Snowdonia were created by angry giants, inhabited by dragons and made battlegrounds by King Arthur. St David, the patron saint of Wales, was born in Caerfai in Pembrokeshire to Sant, a prince of Cardigan, and St Non, the daughter of a chieftain in around 500 AD. He was recognised as a national patron saint at the height of Welsh resistance to the Normans. In medieval times, St David was thought to be the nephew of King Arthur. In some stories, it is his mother who was the niece of King Arthur. St David is thought to have died on March 1, 589 AD, and his remains were buried in St David's Cathedral but they were removed by Vikings in the 10th and 11th centuries.
Let's gather together in this lovely little cottage... sing a few songs, drink fine brew and laugh until the fire turns to embers and we sleep satisfied with hearty smiles and souls! Lovely shot by @dianalou9 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and tag us in the picture too! We feature the very best of Britain.