Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Cardiff Walk 24.3.11

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.


Lori Buff said...

Thanks for the brief trip, how fun.

yeractual said...

Interesting to see the changes to Cardiff...used to know it fairly well, especially by the courts/museum of Wales areas. But the old arcades are nice still. And the fish stall in the indoor market on the Hayes, still there, I trust!

gz said...

The fish stall is still there, but no longer are there live fish in a tank as in the 70s

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Cardiff looks so all the old bits and the pelican on the the way I checked out those totems by the Virginian man...very clever...must weigh a ton!

scott davidson said...

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