HFF from Penarth Pier

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HFF from Penarth Pier

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Cardiff Bay

The Pierhead Building (Welsh: Adeilad y Pierhead) is a Grade I listed building in Cardiff Bay, Wales. One of Cardiff's most familiar landmarks, it was built in 1897 as the headquarters for the Bute Dock Company, and was designed by the English architect William Frame. Incorporating a French-Gothic Renaissance theme, the Pierhead boasts details such as hexagonal chimneys, carved friezes, gargoyles, and a highly ornamental and distinctive clock tower. Its exterior is finished in glazed terracotta blocks supplied at the end of the 19th century by J. C. Edwards & Co. of Acrefair, near Ruabon in Wrexham County Borough; The clock on the building is unofficially known as the "Baby Big Ben" or the "Big Ben of Wales". The Senedd building is to the right of the Pierhead Building with Wales Millennium Centre in the background Courtesy: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierhead_Building

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The 'bridge' at Roath Park

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Book or bench

”I’m going to fill my hungry empty tummy With something yummy yummy yummy yummy!” Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, to Norwegians Harald Dahl (1863–1920) and Sofie Magdalene Dahl (née Hesselberg). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roald_Dahl The quotation here is part of the poem en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Enormous_Crocodile
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Selfie at Cardiff Flower Show.

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#7 A graffiti picture

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St Fagans

St Fagans has a special place in the hearts of the people of Wales. It first opened its gates to the public on 1 July 1948. This was the UK’s first national open air museum. It was radical in its day because it reflected the everyday lives of ordinary people. Since then, it has become Wales’ most popular heritage visitor attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle, a late 16th-century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth. During the last fifty years, over fifty original buildings from different locations in Wales and from different historical periods have been re-built in the 100-acre parkland. Each building is frozen in time and opens a door into Welsh history offering a fascinating glimpse into the past. This photo is of the lake leading up to the gardens of St Fagans castle.

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Cardiff City Hall

Cardiff City Hall is a civic building in Cathays Park, Cardiff, Wales, serving as Cardiff's centre of local government since it opened in October 1906. Built of Portland stone, it is an important early example of the Edwardian Baroque style. In front of the entrance portico is a rectangular pool with fountains. They were created in July 1969 to mark the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales. The design, by the architect Henry Vaughan Lanchester, is inspired by English and French Renaissance architecture, but has in addition all the presence and confidence of the Edwardian period, when Cardiff’s prosperity from the coal industry was at its height. The dome is surmounted by a Welsh dragon, sculpted by HC Fehr. The distinctive clock tower (seen in the PiP) is 59 m (194 ft) in height has a 3.7 m-diameter (12 ft) gilded dial on each of its four faces. The clock mechanism includes an hour bell and four quarter bells which are each inscribed with mottoes in English or Welsh. The building beyond the city hall is the National Museum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Hall,_Cardiff

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