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Old August 12th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #101
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Old October 18th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #102
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Only just found this thread - some great pics cardiff, you managed to pack a lot into one day!

I walk past a lot of these buildings on a daily basis, and perhaps take them for granted. Also (unfortunately) there is a lot of dross amongst them.

If you come to the city again, I'd recommend a walk around the Jewellery Quarter and St Paul's Square, where you can see a lot of Victorian factories and buildings; as well as some interesting nooks and crannies, all within walking distance of the City Centre.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #103
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Depends what you think is old -it used to be a Department Store called Lewis's which opened in 1885.

From this website: http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-square-peg

"The Corporation Street area was laid out from 1878. Seven years later, Lewis's department store opened at the junction with Bull Street, trading here until 1991. The ground floor of this huge, imposing, square building is now a Wetherspoon pub."

There are similar buildings in Birmingham - Lancaster House for instance:

http://ucgltd.com/properties/lancasterhouse.htm
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Old October 18th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #104
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Only just found this thread - some great pics cardiff, you managed to pack a lot into one day!

I walk past a lot of these buildings on a daily basis, and perhaps take them for granted. Also (unfortunately) there is a lot of dross amongst them.

If you come to the city again, I'd recommend a walk around the Jewellery Quarter and St Paul's Square, where you can see a lot of Victorian factories and buildings; as well as some interesting nooks and crannies, all within walking distance of the City Centre.
Thanks, i had a great time in the city and still have fond memories of the christmas markets, am going to Manchester this year so it has a lot to live up to! I went through the jewellry quarter a few years ago when the Indian consulate was there, and it had a very distinctive look though a little rough around the edges in places
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Old October 19th, 2012, 10:44 PM   #105
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