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Old June 19th, 2012, 11:40 PM   #21
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Old June 19th, 2012, 11:50 PM   #22
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Old June 20th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #23
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Another good set, mike.

The Bay is very much an out of town destination and experience in many respects; it's a good mile/ 20-25 minute walk from the centre with an urban realm designed as such. Going on a tangent, the neighbourhood in between (Butetown) is certainly a unique place, I remember walking with friends through it late one saturday night... that was certainly interesting!

Dunno if you've been or'll have time to visit but Castell Coch on the northern outskirts is a pretty lush place to visit; very different from the other castles in Wales.
Technically the bay is the huge area around the freshwater lake with many different attractions and areas, the inner harbour is mainly a restaurant and cultural center with some leisure. Butetown is defiantely "interesting", its had some decent development lately but its still the worst area in Cardiff, and such a shame its between the city center and bay. Anyway you can avoid it completely by walking down leafy lloyd George Ave, walking along the River to the bay or alternatively along the canals and atlantic wharf. I personally like to catch the water taxi which gives great views along the river and bay. I always tell people not to walk through butetown as its so unrepresentative of Cardiff.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 12:19 PM   #24
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A nice update. Thanks.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 06:48 PM   #25
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Always liked those Victorian Villas on Park Place, reminds me of Redland.

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Technically the bay is the huge area around the freshwater lake with many different attractions and areas, the inner harbour is mainly a restaurant and cultural center with some leisure.
Didn't say anything that was to the contrary. So?

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Thanks! Yeah that's fair enough. As I said above, I'm sure I will see what Butetown looks like; is it mostly residential? I have seen Castell Coch numerous times when turning off the M4 up into the valleys but never actually been. I can remember there used to be a kids programme set in that castle but can't remember what it's called. Lovely castle though.
By 'interesting' I mean... it's a tad rough, deprived and full of 'characters'. It's very different from the newly built, middle-class and somewhat bland residential developments that surround it. It's sort of regarded as Cardiff's version of 'The Block' in Sydney, but bigger. Apart from the demographic that lives there, it's not that interesting in and of itself nowadays, at least in architectural terms, but it's got a pretty fascinating history when it was known as Tiger Bay.

Re: Castell Coch: was that TV show ''The Worst Witch'', perhaps?
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Old June 20th, 2012, 08:20 PM   #26
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A nice update. Thanks.
Thanks Jane!

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Always liked those Victorian Villas on Park Place, reminds me of Redland.

By 'interesting' I mean... it's a tad rough, deprived and full of 'characters'. It's very different from the newly built, middle-class and somewhat bland residential developments that surround it. It's sort of regarded as Cardiff's version of 'The Block' in Sydney, but bigger. Apart from the demographic that lives there, it's not that interesting in and of itself nowadays, at least in architectural terms, but it's got a pretty fascinating history when it was known as Tiger Bay.

Re: Castell Coch: was that TV show ''The Worst Witch'', perhaps?
I agree, very much like Redland and Westbury Park in particular. Clevedon also has a number of these types of houses. Oh I see, maybe an area to avoid then with the camera, curious how it is where it is.

That's the TV show yep. Haven't seen it in ages mind.
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Thanks for risking getting blasted by that Darleks ray gun to bring us these photos.

Some nice shopping arcade action there!
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Old June 21st, 2012, 12:05 AM   #28
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Thanks for risking getting blasted by that Darleks ray gun to bring us these photos.

Some nice shopping arcade action there!
My pleasure! The arcades are lovely, real treasures for the city. I wish my own city had more as I've only come across two.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 12:08 AM   #29
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Is this Cardiff University?
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 12:19 AM   #31
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The building with the tower is the City Hall, the building with the dome is the City Museum and the building with the black Land Rover parked outside is the main university building.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 12:22 AM   #32
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.......... the building with the dome is the City Museum ....
Its actually the National Museum of Wales, the city museum is on the Hayes.
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Quite right! It even says it on the bloody building haha (I'm half Welsh so should know that :P )
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great...I love those old architecture.
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Old June 24th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #36
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Thanks! Cardiff has brilliant architecture!
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Old June 24th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #37
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Old June 25th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #38
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Great updates; and some magnificent and very grand buildings.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 12:35 AM   #39
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Thanks Jane! Very true, Cardiff has it's fair share of those. Just a shame the weather wasn't better really with the interspersed nice days we've had.
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Thanks Jane! Very true, Cardiff has it's fair share of those. Just a shame the weather wasn't better really with the interspersed nice days we've had.
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