Ridiculously delightful fact of no consequence: Tango, Wales, London, Argentina edition
Wikipedia is swamp of delights.
A swamp, for one may enter therein to dally, and get sucked into its twists and byways with no hope of escape.
Delights? Well consider this.
Pretty cool, even making allowances for sad failure of the vowel harvest in the Brecon Beacons yet again.
But then I noticed the slight nod in the direction of those of us not conversant Celtically, in the form of a paragraph in English which told me that Cymraeg is spoken in the west part of Britain known as Wales, and in the Chubut Vallet in Patagonia, the site of a Welsh colonial emigration in the 1860s.
Which led me to the (English language) Wikipedia entry on the Welsh Argentine, wherein I learned a bit of history, and the fact that between 1500 and 5000 descendents of 19th century Welsh immigrants still speak their ancestral tongue.
I also uncovered this last, truly wonderful fact: it is as a result of this history that those Londoners who hunger to move their bodies to the beat of the Argentine Tango, find one of the best venues available to them at the Welsh Centre there.
What a glorious weave of history to be traced through, and all first glimpsed in four or five clicks through cyberspace.
Image: Paul Sandby, “A Welsh Sunset River Landscape,” c. 1775-1800.