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Old November 18th, 2018, 01:27 AM   #1
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Wales & Scotland








WALES & SCOTLAND






Welcome to the new thread of Wales & Scotland, a new part of the collection of threads of the countries and cities of the world:








SCOTLAND: EDINBURGH

-Edinburgh: Quick City Overview (Page 2)
-Edinburgh: Airport (Page 2)
-Edinburgh: Dean Village (Page 2)
-Edinburgh: Edinburgh Castle (Page 2)
-Edinburgh: Tramways (Page 2)
-Edinburgh: Waverley Station (Page 2)


SCOTLAND: GLASGOW

-Glasgow: Quick City Overview (Page 3)
-Glasgow: Cathedral (Page 3)
-Glasgow: Central Station(Page 3)
-Glasgow: City Chambers (Page 3)
-Glasgow: Necropolis (Page 3)
-Glasgow: University of Glasgow (Page 3)


WALES: CARDIFF

-Cardiff: Quick City Overview (Page 1)
-Cardiff: Cardiff Bay (Page 1)
-Cardiff: Cardiff Castle (Page 1)
-Cardiff: National History Museum (Page 1)
-Cardiff: Senedd (Page 1)
-Cardiff: Wales Millenium Centre (Page 1)

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Old November 18th, 2018, 01:29 AM   #2
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Quick City Overview: Cardiff












City: Cardiff
Region: South Wales
Place: Quick City Overview








The capital of Wales is interesting because it is one of the great centers of modern architecture in the United Kingdom. Most of these modern buildings are concentrated at the Cardiff Bay, with the Senedd (National Assembly) and the Wales Millenium Center as its greatest exponents, which also accompany the reddish palace of Pierhead Building, practically iconic of Wales as a nation in the world. At the same time, within the Downtown it's preserved one of the oldest medieval castles in Europe, erected by the Normans on an old Roman fort. As in many of the British cities, its past was purely industrial (port and mining) and in the last decades it was extensively revitalized.











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Cardiff Bay












City: Cardiff
Region: South Wales
Place: Cardiff Bay








Few centuries ago, Cardiff Bay was the world's greatest coal port. During much of the 20th Century, however, the area was abandoned. It was later on, in the last 30 years, that a large masterplan of public and private investment was executed, where it was completely reconverted until it was one of the main points of the tourist map of the city, in which several of the governmental and cultural institutions of Wales are concentrated, among them the gigantic buildings of the Senedd and the Wales Millenium Center.










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Cardiff Castle












City: Cardiff
Region: South Wales
Place: Cardiff Castle








The true origin of the Cardiff Castle was with the conquest of the Roman Empire at the beginning of the first millennium A.D., in what was a fortification within its border in Great Britain. A thousand years later, in the 11th Century, the Normans built the first castle of what would be in the centuries to come a large complex of buildings and defensive towers. For approximately 700 years, between the civil and the successional wars, the place was used as a residence, a jail and a defensive position. The largest expansions were executed between the 18th Century and the 19th Century, with the construction of the new victorian castle next to one of the sides of the walls.









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Cardiff: National History Museum












City: Cardiff
Region: South Wales
Place: National History Museum








Following next, a quick view at the Natural History Museum of Wales, placed in one of the biggest palaces of Cardiff:











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Arriving in Cardiff (From the Bus)









And before going to the pictures and videos of Edinburgh, this is the Arrival in Cardiff from the National Express bus. Next week: Scotland








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Quick City Overview: Edinburgh, Scotland












City: Edinburgh
Council Area: Edinburgh
Place: Quick City Overview








From the urban point of view, it's very interesting to see tha case of the British Isles and its variety of architectural styles in such a small space. Although Wales is very similar to England, when we go to the north, straight to the Scottish Lowlands, the styles gradually change from reddish brick to light and dark stone, with designs that clearly come from the pure neogothic and the british tudor. Following this path, Edinburgh is the greatest example of the scottish expressions, which also had a strong influence of the ancient greek palaces , reflected in a refreshing neoclassical that is seen in many places in the city. In the case of Edinburgh, it is also very attractive visually, since it is geographically located in the middle of steep hills, with its buildings and being adapted to that landscape along with public stairs and alleys, among which stand out museums like the National Gallery, the huge Waverley Station that uses a natural valley for the railway infrastructure and the Edinburgh Castle, which was intended to function as the last enclave of resistance on the islands in the event of a Nazi invasion during the WWII.









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