My Views of Wales

A 'Broad' Abroad

Whitesands beach

Whitesands Beach, Pembrokeshire, on a November afternoon, 2002.

(Unless otherwise noted, all photos were taken by Venita.)*

Many thanks to my 'editor,' John Ball, without whose help the information on these pages would be full of errors!

I love Wales! It is my father's homeland. Though he was never able to visit during his lifetime, he always carried hiraeth in his heart. I visited in his behalf, always with a camera in tow. The main focus of my visits was to walk the places my ancestors walked and find more information about them, but I never said no to an opportunity to visit other places. Each time I visited, I thought it would be the last time. But hiraeth called me back, and I'd find myself booking a flight. I made my last visit to Wales in June 2003. I still feel the hiraeth, but circumstances of health and money have not allowed further travel. These pages show some views of the beautiful, ancient land that I belong to in spite of myself. I hope you enjoy them.

  • Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire

  • Cardigan Bay, Cardiganshire

  • Cefn Coed y Cymer, Breconshire

  • Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan

  • Haverfordwest Castle, Pembrokeshire

  • Hay on Wye, Breconshire

  • Myddfai Parish Church, Myddfai, Carmarthenshire

  • National History Museum, near Cardiff, Clamorgan

  • Oxwich Bay, Glamorgan

  • Pen-y-Wern Farm, Cwmtwrch Uchaf, Breconshire

  • Sarn Helen, a Roman road, Breconshire

  • St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire

  • St Non's Chapel, Pembrokeshire

  • Swansea Canal, Ystalyfera to Pontardawe, Glamorgan

  • Wales' Capital City, Cardiff, Glamorgan

  • *Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this website were taken by Venita, who also holds the copyright. Should you wish to download any of them for any reason (other than your own enjoyment), please credit  Venita  as the photographer and add my URL:

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