Thanks for dropping in.
Last time we walked round Cardiff Bay and spotted the Norwegian Church across the water. It's a bit of a shame that a white temporary building had been erected next to it as it rather spoilt the effect.
Still, it's a bit unusual to see a Norwegian Church in Wales. What's it all about?
With Cardiff being a major port in the 1800s, the Norwegian merchant fleet did a lot of its business there so in 1868 the Norwegian Seaman's Mission built a church as a meeting place and a home from home for the sailors and those Norwegians that were living there and later for those who couldn't return to Norway during WW2 due to Nazi occupation.
The iron clad building was added to over the years and used for many events.
The author Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff near Cardiff to Norwegian parents and was christened in the church in 1916 as were his three sisters.
Over the years it fell into decline and by 1974, it was closed and deconsecrated. Roald Dahl campaigned to save it and became the first President of the Preservation Trust. The church was dismantled in 1987 and re-erected on its present site in 1992.
Ronald Dahl is celebrated there every September.
It's such an attractive building, isn't it.