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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Winter Blues

Not so wordless this week. Today's pics show the eleventh century church at Oxwich, on the Gower Peninsula, near Swansea, in Wales. Unusually, the church is situated just above the beach. During summer months, it's concealed by leafy trees. In winter, it reveals itself.



Here's a closer, not so blue, look.



There is a spooky legend associated with the church. A peculiar, mythical creature, with the head and shoulders of a man, and the body of a horse, is said to roam the churchyard on moonlit nights, before making its way down to the beach, and disappearing. I won't be carrying out a midnight ghostwatch at the location any time soon!

24 comments:

Daisy said...

Oooh, that does look a little bit spooky. But pretty, too.

ellen b. said...

Very cool photos! Happy Ww and New Year to you!

carrie said...

Those are great shots! I'd love to visit something so mysterious in person.

have a great Wednesday!

**"Liza"** said...

great shot here..love all the view..;)
Wishing you the best this New year! :)
Mine is here

maryt said...

oooh, Siani, scary stuff! But beautiful shot!

Diana said...

Spooky story...great shots! Happy New Year and Happy WW!

Gabriel said...

Very cool!

My WW post is here.

Secret Agent Mama said...

Very interesting, indeed!

Liza said...

I loved the first shot can't believe there's a spooky legend behind it. But if you look at the second shot, there's something really spooky going on, hehe.

Sher :) said...

Love the pictures! Happy WW. :)

BNS said...

Spooky indeed! Thanks for the interesting story.

Bobbie

Sandy Carlson said...

Great story! I'm fascinated. Thanks for adding the words to these beautiful shots. God bless.

Rudy said...

Nothing beat a beach front property! Beautiful scenery.

Happy New Year!

jientje said...

I love the pictures, and the legend that comes with it!

Qtpies7 said...

Very cool! Sometimes it is nice not to have wordless! Thanks for visiting my WW.

erika~ inspired mama said...

lovely photos! and what a spooky story~ i love that sort of thing lol!! happy new year!

AneczkaW said...

Beautiful pictures!

ZJ said...

The photos plus your story makes it intriguing! On one hand, I'd like to go on ghosthunting... on the other hand... I think my heart won't be able to contain the mix emotions - fear, thrill, excitement... etc.
Happy New Year, Siani.

Miscellany Mom said...

wonderful setting and view!

napaboaniya said...

Alot of difference between the 2 pictures. Creepy story :P
Have a good 2008 ahead! :)

Gattina said...

Hoohoo, I want to meet that monster !This region looks very beautiful to me. I have never been in Wales.

shiera said...

You were so brave to get that close! haha

But these photos are beautiful! ^-^

Sharon said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I like the picture of the old church and enjoyed reading the story behind it and description. It looks like a place I would like to visit. In the day time!

jams o donnell said...

Beautiful photos Siani. A belated Happy WW and New Year

 
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