Photographer's Note

This shot might look like nothing special, but the two tablets of slate relate a story.
Both tell the same story, one is inscribed in English and the other in Welsh.

This is the tale that they tell...."In the 13th century, LLYWELYN, Prince of North Wales had a palace at Beddgelert.
One day he went hunting without Gelert, 'the faithful hound', who was unaccountably absent.
On Llywelyns' return, the truant stained and smeared with blood, joyfully sprang to meet his master. The Prince alarmed, hastened to find his son, and saw the infants' cot empty. The bedclothes and floor covered with blood. The frantic father plunged his sword into the hound's side thinking that it had killed his heir.

The dog's dying yell was answered by a child's cry. Llywelyn searched and discovered his boy unharmed but nearby lay the body of a mighty wolf which Gelert had slain The Prince filled with remorse is said never to have smiled again.
He buried Gelert here, the spot is called Beddgelert."

To reach this place one has to walk alongside the river away from the centre of the village.
Two more pictures in the workshop.
Thanks for looking.

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Additional Photos by Jean Dwyer (jean113) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1227 W: 0 N: 4168] (16099)
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