Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gogogoch

Aka the church of Mary in the hollow of the white hazel near the fierce whirlpool and the church of Tysilio by the red cave.

11 comments:

sally in norfolk said...

wow i have been here too... along long time ago

CherryPie said...

I went there when the ticket station was still in operation and you could buy a souvenir ticket from there.

Like Sally it was a very long time ago! I have been back on more than one occasion though.

katney said...

Oh, is that that place with the longest name in the world. When I visit you I will insist on you just saying it--the whole thing.

Berni said...

I remember being on a train in that station trying to read that sign or an older one it was some time ago. Thanks for the translation.

Furtheron said...

As a kid I had a platform ticket from there which was like 4 inches long to fit the name on :-)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Just to say , you look great why do you want to lose weight ..!!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Sorry me back again, never understood why they named this place with this name .. what is the reason?

Gledwood said...

O righto then!

Liz said...

It was my first time there, sally and cherrypie.

I'll try, katney. When are you coming? How long have I got to practise? (I'll email you soon.)

Seems like everyone went there a long time ago, berni!

I think you can still buy souvenir platform tickets, furtheron, but the shop was closed when we went there.

Thanks, Anne. I'm getting there but still a bit to lose around the belly and hips.

It was originally called Llanfairpwllgwyn (church of something by the white pool) but according to the guidebook, back at the end of the 19th century, 'some wit' added the extra letters. Maybe even then it was a tourist gimmick!

Indeed, gleds.

nick said...

itdoesntreallymeanthatbutthoseignoranttouristswillneverknow.

Liz said...

Precisely, nick!