St David's Cathedral

Last week I spent some time in the city of St David's in west Wales and needless to say visited the famous cathedral while there. Unlike most cathedrals, St Davids is built in a hollow and hidden from view, this was to protect it from the invading Vikings.

Details from one of the lovely rose windows in the cathedral. The stained glass was made in the 1950s at the William Morris Workshop.

Detail depicting the invading Vikings

A sacred place

The Tree of Life

The Fish Window

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In my search for unususal and beautiful stained glass, I have entered many churches - some of the windows I have used, some I haven't. Rarely have I felt a sense of the sacred - it was in this little church; St David's on Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire - built on an early Celtic burial ground.