Gwendolyn Anne Davies

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Heritage Road

On the anniversary of my maternal grandfather’s passing, I boarded a plane to cross the Atlantic Ocean; this journey lead me to tour my paternal grandfather’s homeland.  Though the closest I had ever been to Wales was Nova Scotia, Wales is the homeland that I have heard about my entire life; a world I am tied to in name and pride.  There is not a moment in my life where I did not feel a connection to Wales.  One week, two flights, and a train ride, later I was standing on Welsh soil feeling a little lost.  I collected these photographs during my walking tour of Conwy and Rowen, Gwynedd, Wales.  On this journey, I found the family home where my Great-grandfather was born, but more significantly I found home, heritage, the roots of my identity and a draw to this land so far from my home.