churches in wales

I relate to Charlotte Church turning down Trump’s offer. Then again, if Trump asked me to sing at his inauguration I almost certainly WOULD show up.  Then, before singing the song, I would make myself throw up on stage as billions of viewers watched.

Maybe Charlotte missed an opportunity here?

Bro, if I wanted to clean up a turd, I’d be working for Donald Trump’s PR team. 

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Tintern (Tyndyrn). Monmoutshire, Wales by Ed Moskalenko
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Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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St Joseph’s, Gerrards Cross - Diocese of Northampton by Catholic Church England and Wales
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Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales, 1136- 1536

This beautiful Gothic ruin is a hollow shell nestled within the Wye valley. It is extremely isolated and surrounded by a vast forest, seeming strangely untouched and forgotten, since its abandonment and ruin, following the dissolution during the reign of King Henry VIII. 

It is an interesting record of Cistercian monastic life, and includes many touching remains of human life, including toilets and a kitchen cabinet. Despite this it retains it’s romance and an undeniably peaceful atmosphere which has the power to stir up feelings of contemplation and spirituality. It is easy to see why artists like Turner and poets like Keats found such inspiration in its majestic presence.

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Tintern Abbey (Abaty Tyndyrn), Wye Valley. Monmoutshire, Wales by Ed Moskalenko
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Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty