This week Pegman takes us to Gwynedd, Wales. This week’s location was suggested by regular Pegman storyteller Alicia Jamtaas. Be sure to visit her site and enjoy her flash fiction and poetry over at https://lishwriter.wordpress.com/ Thanks for the great suggestion, Lish!
Your mission is to visit the region via Google Maps, and write (up to) 150 words inspired by the prompt. You can use the photo above, or browse around for your own view anywhere in Gwynedd. There are plenty of photo spheres around Caernarfon Castle, and both street view and photo spheres all over Gwynedd.
Once your piece is polished, you can share it with others using the linkup below. Reading and commenting on others’ work is part of the fun!
I, on the other hand, totally did NOT go to Gwynedd… Because Karen and Josh are not mean and allow us to stray… And because once an idea planted… I could not unplant it. I am submitting this quickly before work so will be reading the other participants’ versions later this evening. Hope you enjoy my silly attempt!
What’s in a Name?
Honestly, I know nothing about Wales. Well, wait a minute, I do know Richard Burton, Tom Jones and Catherine Zeta-Jones come from there.
You DO know that it is part of the United Kingdom, right?
WEll duh! I know that much. That, and they have that ridiculously long town name. What up with that?
You mean: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (llan-vire-pooll-guin-gill-go-ger-u-queern-drob-ooll-llandus-ilio-gogo-goch)?
Are you kidding me? You can actually pronouce it? Why, oh why would they do such a thing? And what the hell does it mean?
It roughly translates to: “St Mary’s Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel near a Rapid Whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the Red Cave”. And it was a publicity stunt in the 1860’s
Kinda silly if you ask me.
Don’t worry, though, it goes by the name Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.
Like that’s any easier to pronounce. You know this, how?
I Saw it on PBS!