So: how should we go about our 3D visualisation of medieval Swansea? Should our final product be something creative, imaginative and speculative - but immersive and engaging? Or should it be a more cautious, conservative construct which makes uncertainties and unknowns visible? There's some strength of feeling on each side of this debate amongst the project team, and we're confronting some interesting ideological, theoretical and methodological questions as we decide how to proceed.
My role in the project is working with the surviving eye-witness testimonies of the nine individuals who each observed something of the events that took place that fateful day. My first task was therefore to transcribe the witness testimonies from a reproduction of the Vatican manuscript in which they are preserved.
This aerial photograph (see Catherine's post about the Swansea Council meeting), which can also be found under the timeline feature of Google Earth, shows the areas (light grey) that were destroyed during the blitz of February 1941.