St. Fagans
August 4, 2011
Mikey's Moments > St. Fagans
Today was a day greatly anticipated by the Man From Wales! For one he would be reunited with his high school buddy Paul who he had not seen for close to 30 years (yikes that long?!). Secondly he would get to meet his second cousin and not one but two second cousins twice removed! On top of that we got to explore St Fagans Welsh Museum to boot. As Paul would say - result! :)
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Gwalia Supply Company shop.


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During the last fifty years over forty original buildings from different historical periods have been re-erected in the 100-acre parkland, among them houses, a farm, a school, a chapel and a splendid Workmen's Institute.


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All the old buildings in the park have been lovingly restored to their original condition exactly as they would have been during the period in which they were built.


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Originally erected in stages from around 1100 to 1520 and moved stone by stone to St Fagans over 20 years, St Teilo's Church is both an impressive project and a beautiful building.


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The reconstruction takes the church back beyond living memory when the interior was brightly decorated with murals, paintings and carvings.


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Here is our group walking down towards the old pig stys. From left to right, Rhiannon, Jo, Stacey, Susi, Paul, Anthony and James.


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Not sure what story Paul was sharing here... :)


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While we took the path Carina and Anthony took the long way around.


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Then Anthony took an even longer way around and had to run to catch us up!


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OK! This was so not fair! I have no idea what they found so funny! :)


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Some of the gorgeous colour in the gardens at the St Fagans Castle grounds.


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Peek-a-boo! Rhiannon, Stacey and Susi in silhouette.


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The beautiful fish ponds next to St Fagans Castle.


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And finally, a group portrait minus the Man From Wales :)
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