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Old April 29th, 2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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Cardiff Capital of Wales, United Kingdom

Here is a photo page of random pictures of Cardiff that i have taken and will take.

Cardiff is the Capital city of Wales, one of the 4 countries that make up the UK.

It has an official population of 325,000 but over 1 million people live within 20 minutes of the city. Its a city with a large mix of modern and old, with a very compact city center, and is a very green city with large parks and a wonderful waterside.

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Old April 29th, 2011, 02:50 PM   #2
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The 2000 year old castle, many different stages in it process from Roman fort to gothic palace

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Civic center, here is the city hall (left) National Museum of Wales (right)

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Glamorgan building in the civic center

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The citys cathedral, outside of the city center in the historic town of Llandaff (now completely surrounded and incorporated into Cardiff)

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National assembly of Wales, this is the debating chamber only

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Millennium center, large number of arts organisations are housed here including the national orchestras and ballet

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Modern shopping center

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The city viewed across the bay

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Old April 29th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #3
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quaint!
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Old April 29th, 2011, 08:44 PM   #4
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Really good. The National Assembly and the shopping centre look look great.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 06:50 PM   #5
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Thanks for the comments

Alexandra gardens and national war memorial of Wales

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Old April 30th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #6
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Everything is colourful and shiny!
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Old April 30th, 2011, 11:12 PM   #7
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Fantastic shots of Cardiff...cardiff Great stuff!
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Old April 30th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #8
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Awwsome Never seen pictures of Cardiff before. What a great place
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Old April 30th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #9
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So this is what Cardiff looks like... and that is great! Some more please!
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Old May 1st, 2011, 12:28 AM   #10
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Great pictures and city! Love the mixture of old and new.
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Old May 1st, 2011, 12:05 PM   #11
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Really awesome, very nice photos from the town/city of Cardiff
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Old May 1st, 2011, 03:57 PM   #12
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Thanks fro the comments, its definately a city christos

during the recent snow

Wales Millennium center and Roald Dahl Plass (named after the childrens author who grew up in Cardiff)

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The Pierhead building, former headquarters of the docks (once the busiest coal exporting port in the world)

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Where i live

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View over the bristol channel to the county of Somerset in England

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Old May 1st, 2011, 04:03 PM   #13
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The Exchange quarter (named by me!), the historical area that surrounds the coal exchange, where the worlds first million pound cheque was signed.

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The 5 star st davids hotel, built when this whole area was run down and the mud flats had only just been covered by the 1 billion pound barrage, which stops the fresh water from the two rivers that flow into the bay escaping.

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Being so close to the water I didn't know Cardiff also got its share of snow. Nice to see that.

You live in a very pleasant place.
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 10:09 AM   #15
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I like it.
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 11:23 PM   #17
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Old May 4th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #18
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Tnak you!

The animal wall, the Marquis of Bute (who owned the castle and docks) wanted a zoo, but being declined by the council instead build these sculptures as if they were escaping from one

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Plush apartments on westagate street

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The bay on a very calm day

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National museum of Wales and gardens

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Daffodils, the national flower of wales, on Lloyd George Avenue park

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The 75,000 seater Millennium Stadium, it was and most probably is still the largest stadium in Europe with a fully closeable roof

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More daffodils in Bute park, with Cardiff bridge behind and the stadium

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Some Italian Renaissance influence here.

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Yes there were quite alot of Italian imigrants to South Wales to work in the mines as Italy was going through alot of turbulance at the time. Also this building is called the Queens building (not sure if that is significant in any way though)

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Apartments on the river Taff

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One of the coal company buildings

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The Coal Exchange, where the global price of coal was set (think in terms of modern day oil and you have an idea of the wealth that went through here), now undergoing a slow refurbishment into a multiple of uses

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Offices in the bay

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Inside the Senedd (Welsh parliament debating chamber)

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