This was Delivery Day for the bowl to Cystadleuaeth Artist y Flwyddyn/Welsh Artist of the Year Competition.
I delivered The Oily One to his work at Pedal Power and walked down past the new cricket ground and then the Welsh Institute of Sport, then crossed over the river to the Arboretum by the castle.
The traffic was busy so I wandered through the arcades.
Buttons and Beads!!! in Castle Arcade
Which I suppose has inspired the designers of the newer arcades
The view from the steps shows the mix of old and new, St. John's church tower on the right, the Millenium Stadium poking up in the sky behind it. The yew tree in the churchyard is in front of the scaffolding hiding the front of the indoor market gable, then 1950s brick buildings and more 19th century stone with the 1970s tower block on the left.
1880s shops on the right and the new library in the distance, looking down the Hayes
Hayes Island Snack Bar-now closed and usurped by a burger bar
Upstairs in the Indoor Market
One of the old streets of Cardiff, still surviving- Womanby Street, the home of Clwb Ifor Bach
Westgate Street Mansions- memories of Edinburgh
My favourite on the Animal Wall of the castle
Northern stop on the Boat Bus route from Cardiff Bay
A clear sky apart from vapour trails old and new
Back to the old park gates
and drive home.