Estimated 12.7m people will see St Govan's Chapel on Bing
9:14am Friday 1st March 2013 in News
An image of an iconic Pembrokeshire landmark is being featured as the background for Microsoft's search engine Bing today (Friday) in celebration of St David's Day.
The atmospheric photograph of St Govan's Chapel near Bosherston at dusk will be visible to 12.7 million people across the UK as they search the web on March 1st, along with links to more information about the 13th century building.
The image was taken by National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson whilst capturing shots for a story on the Celtic world in June 2004.
The construction started life as a cave but was remodelled with a chapel, built on the site of a holy well that was the destination for pilgrimages.
Jim, who hails from Lindsborg, Kansas, told the Western Telegraph: "That location of a little chapel over the old saint's cave is just so iconic, it's just wonderful sitting there amongst the rocks."
He explained that the image was not actually used by National Geographic but said he recalled snapping other Pembrokeshire landmarks such as St David's Cathedral and Whitesands beach.
Bing said it would also be including a link to a video about wildlife native to the area and its location on Bing maps.
A Bing spokesman said: "Bing is always on the lookout for inventive and interesting regional images to feature on the homepage, with the aim to encourage Britons to get out and do more – and see more of the country we live in."