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Old July 19th, 2011, 08:47 AM   #81
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Thanks, I'd love to have one of the houses one day!
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Old July 19th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #82
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I can imagine so! They are simply grand.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 05:17 PM   #83
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They arnt the grandest around Roath Park either but i think they would be big enough

Here is Castell Coch (Welsh for Red Castle, derived from the red stone used to build it). It was origionally a watch tower halfway between the castles in Caerphilly and Cardiff, destroyed by an uprising and rebuilt as a fairytale hunting lodge for the Marquis of Bute (absolutely stunning inside but unfortunately i was here for the forest walk not the castle).

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Views towards the city (shows how green the city is)

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The topography

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Old July 24th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #84
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What a gem! Is Wales hilly?
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Old July 24th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #85
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Very.

More fab pics I love those skyline snaps on the last page. The castle looks magical too.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 08:04 PM   #86
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Truly a nice town.
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Old July 25th, 2011, 08:50 AM   #87
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To say Wales is hilly would be an understatement Porto , the only flat parts are around the coast, and even then its not that flat. Luckilly Cardiff is almost completely flat (until you reach the north and west of the city

Thanks Conor i quite like Cardiffs skyline from that vantage point also, just needs a few talls to bulk out the midrises
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Old July 25th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #88
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Around the bay this morning

I thought i would start with a sad note, this church is planed to be demolished along with a warehouse next to it for a development.

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look at the date

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Notice the abandond Bay Railway Station Building (just the platfrom in use now), its grade II listed and was the origin of the first steam-powered passenger train service in Wales

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Old July 25th, 2011, 07:13 PM   #89
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Great pictures of Castell Coch there - such a cute and lovely castle! I really like the HSBC building in the last two pictures too.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 12:06 AM   #90
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It is quite fairytale, imagine it without the pointy roofs and you probably have something more historical though. I love the view of it as you travel up the main road out fo Cardiff to the Valleys, its quite imposing.

Some mmore fromt his morning

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Baltic house and the Coal Exchange

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Outside the Norwegian church, see the flag at half mast (my thoughts to all who are suffering)

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and finally from old offices to the latest ones

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Old July 26th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #91
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To say Wales is hilly would be an understatement Porto , the only flat parts are around the coast, and even then its not that flat. Luckilly Cardiff is almost completely flat (until you reach the north and west of the city

Thanks Conor i quite like Cardiffs skyline from that vantage point also, just needs a few talls to bulk out the midrises
Ok thanks. That surely makes it more interesting.

I'm quite fond of those offices in the last picture, reminds me of Barcelona for a reason.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 06:38 PM   #92
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A couple of eclectic pics from today

The recently complete Royal College of Music and Drama

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Victoria Wharf at the International Sports Village

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River Ely cycle trail

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Old July 27th, 2011, 04:48 PM   #93
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Simply lovely in the sun.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 11:30 PM   #94
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Its been great the last few days
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Old July 29th, 2011, 12:26 AM   #95
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Great photos!
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Old July 30th, 2011, 11:55 AM   #96
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Thanks

Caerphilly is a comuter town to the north of Cardiff, seperated by a mountain and is the point where a few valleys converge. At the center of this convergance is the castle, which is the second biggest in Europe, famous for its tower which leans further than Pisas' and the town is known for it cheese. Here is the "Big Cheese" festival, marked last night by fireworks.

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Old July 30th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #97
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It really leans a lot! What a fantastic setting for fireworks.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 04:52 PM   #98
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Cardiff is so beautiful....thanks for sharing...
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Old August 1st, 2011, 08:40 PM   #99
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Thanks,

It was dring the civil war Portonuts, they were worried the castle would be fortified so decided to try and blow up the towers, only to discover they couldn't! There were a few Americans next to us, (and with the obligatory Harry Potter music) they said "I cant believe we are watching fireworks from a castle with harry Potter playing", i suppose we take these things for granted, especially in Wales as we have the most castles per square mile in the World.
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