Caernarfon Castle, a giant fortress built by King Edward I to guard the former principality of Gwynedd, sits on the banks of the River Seiont, in north Wales. Caernarfon stands as Edward’s most impressive Welsh castle, from its dozen multi-angled towers to the community inside the castle walls.
Bricks covered the walls and ceiling–if indeed you could call the arch overhead a ceiling. They weren’t the symmetrical rectangular bricks I was used to, rather these bricks were thick and thin, long and short, pock-marked and smooth. These bricks were around six-hundred-years-old!