Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Oh, sweet irony

Here's a fun fact about the city in which I live:

In Cardiff city centre there is an old church that not many people pay attention to called St. John the Baptist, which has been there more or less since 1110. I say "more or less" because it underwent some major reconstruction after having been sacked by Welsh national hero Owain Glyndŵr in 1404.

Directly across the pedestrian walk from the church, no more than 15 feet from the church's main entrance, is a pub called... The Owain Glyndŵr.


Curly said...

When agreeing on a meeting point in the centre of Cardiff, I often suggest meeting outside this church - worryingly I'm often looked at as though I'm daft "There's no church in the centre of town".

(Sorry to spoil the post, but the OG has been renamed Y Tair Pluen - even more irony, but in a different way)

Rhys Wynne said...

I think it's only the small bit on the left (used to be OG, then Y Gasgen) that's been changed to the sickening name 'Tair Pluen', the rest is still OG I think.

Apparently you can go to the top of that church tower and look out over Cardiff city centre + they have wicked tea room - ummm cake

Crystal said...

did you know that Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978.

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