Shuri Castle

Sadly, Shuri Castle that dates from the Ryukyu era has burned to the ground in Okinawa. The World Heritage site was mostly made of wood.

Photo by Galen Crout on Unsplash
Shuri Castle was probably built during the Gusuku period and used as a palace of the Ryukyu kingdom between 1429 and 1879.  Throughout history, the castle has been burned and rebuilt many times. Hopefully, the castle will be rebuilt after the most recent fire. 

By 663highland – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6988105

A Saint a Day

St. David’s spoons

Source: http://ashmoleanmuseum.tumblr.com/

Today (March 1st) is St. David’s Day, the patron saint of Wales. St. David is the smallest city in Britain.

Its a beautiful city with a strong artistic and “farm to fork” community, cathedral, and interesting history.

Though as with all saints there are many legends, the real St. David established a religious community in what is now the city of St. David.

Visit the Cathedral, the St. David’s Bishop’s Palace and watch the St. David’s parade in Pembrokshire.