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Old September 1st, 2010, 06:59 PM   #21
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Cardiff for me is really a very nice, great city; andydie more if you have please
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Old September 1st, 2010, 09:44 PM   #22
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ok here are a few more of my visit to Cardiff:











































Best i had still left. Enjoy
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Old September 10th, 2010, 01:05 AM   #23
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No St Davids 2?

I like Cardiff (I have a lot of atatchment to the area - my nan lives in the suburbs and some friends used to live there). I like the drive through Cathays into the city centre passing by those grand university and municipal buildings that wouldn't look out of place in the US. In fact, Philadelphia reminded me of Cardiff in that respect. It has decent pedestrianised streets, the arcades are great to explore, the bay area is good to wander around and the town has character. I like it mostly though, because it isn't Newport.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #24
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Cardiff 20 years ago was a terrible city, Industrial, high unemployment, uninspiring architecture, mainly due to heavy bombing during the war and 1960's planning. Today Cardiff has changed dramatically and is really cleaning up it's act and is now what number 5 or so in terms of shopping destinations in the UK, due the St David's, not shown in these pics. South Wales has some lovely architecture, mostly Victorian due to the Industrial Revolution when the area flourished. The future is bright for Cardiff, now Newport needs to do the same. I also think Barry could be a great town given proper investment. It has some lovely Victorian Architecture.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 04:05 PM   #25
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I think you are being harsh on Cardiff 20 years ago, it wasnt bombed heavilly with the city center being un touched by bombs, the redevelopers hardly touched the centers grandest areas despite an awfull scheme being proposed and despite the general poor maintenance and graffiti you saw all around the world it wasnt that bad. its come a long way most notably in the bay as this area was just wasteland as the decline of the docks had left just barren train tracks (as the export of coal didnt need large containing buildings). I would never call the civic center or castle unispiring, beyond these, buildings such as the market and building oposite, howells and david morans department stores were always grand and imposing buildings. Barry is a lovely town, its just the island that needs a revamp, but then connecting it to the Cardiff psychy is vital as no one is going to visit it in isolation anymore (at least outside the local area). Newport has come on a great way in the last few years, its just getting the poorer people out of the center and moving in the richer people.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 08:18 PM   #26
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No St Davids 2?
I only had two days so thats all i could fit in
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