|Approaching the castle.|
|It was the only chilly day we had on the trip!|
|Old graffiti! Do you see the 1927 date in the middle?|
Our next stop was the Llyn Brenig archaeological trail, which I am skipping in this post in the interest of space. After this we went to Rug Chapel - an unassuming name for a hidden treasure! Built in the 17th century, it was a private chapel, and was built much in the old medieval style. Most medieval chapels, churches and cathedrals today present a denuded, stark face to the public. Rug Chapel lets you imagine what they all looked like in their glory days. STUNNING!
|Wooden angels and painted woodwork everywhere!|
|An interesting wooden chandelier.|
|These animals and creatures were at the ends of the pews in the chapel.|
Our last stop of the day was Valle Crucis Abbey, which was also a delight.
|Detail from one of the carved stones.|
|An earlier grave slab used for this fireplace.|
|Another stone re-used in a window (see above picture).|