In spite the limited time imposed on us by a cab driver who insisted he had to get home in time for World Cup play, we found the house, cemetery and the chapel of our parent's parent's parent's parents.
Among the most impressive buildings, aside from this little house and all the castles, was the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
The facade is giant poetry - literally. The Welsh version is by poet Gwyneth Lewis and reads:
Creating truth like glass from the furnace of inspiration. The English reads: In These Stones Horizons Sing.
The poet explained:
I wanted the words to reflect the architecture of the building. Its copper dome reminded me of the furnaces from Wales's industrial heritage and also Ceridwen's cauldron, from which the early poet Taliesin received his inspiration ('awen'). Awen suggests both poetic inspiration and the general creative vision by which people and societies form their aspirations.