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Friday, November 30, 2007

Late night shopping

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On the run up to Christmas Thursday night is late night shopping in Cardiff.

The castle gets decorated too. The bottom shot is of St. Marys Street.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


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Do you have this weed where you live? It reminds me of giant rhubarb.
Have you noticed a blueish tint to my last few photos? I accidentally had the camera setting on tungsten lighting, so as the weather was cold I thought the blue tones added to the images.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dock Store Merchants

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No doubt a very busy shop when the docks were thriving.
A provision curer was a trader who cured meat, possibly for the long trips away.
The bonded warehouse is where the wines and spirits were stored after being imported and before the excise duty was paid on them.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Outside the Courts

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The dragon rests whilst Gwilym Williams looks on.
Gwilym, was born in 1839 at Ynyscynon and became an important judge in the county courts of Glamorgan. He was a highly respected public figure and was known as Judge Gwilym Williams of Miskin Manor. He and his father were the promoters and chief supporters of the first daily newspaper in Wales, the Cambrian Daily Leader. Ygwladgarwr, the Welsh language newspaper published at Aberdare, was also established with the help of David Williams.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Temple of Peace

Here's another building from Cathays Park.
Enjoy your weekend where ever you are.

Cardiff law Courts

My new pictures have dried up, so here's one I took last year.
All the main civic buildings are built in English Renaissance style carved from Portland stone. The quality of the architecture at Cathays Park means that it is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of civic centre in Europe.

Friday, November 16, 2007

On such a winters day

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All the leaves are brown

And the sky is grey

I've been for a walk

On a winters day

I'd be safe and warm

If I was in L A

California dreamin.

Mamas & Papas
Will you be singing the song all weekend? Have a good one.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Rooms with a view.

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When I first saw this, I thought the house on the right had a wonderful balcony...............look at it closer.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Spot the Gnome?

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How do you know he's called Spot?

Friday, November 09, 2007

Bridge over the Wye

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....and this is how you get to the pub!
Enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sunday walkers

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What more do you need either at lunchtime or at the end of a good walk. Here some walkers are enjoying the facilities.

Monday, November 05, 2007

The last of my Autumn pictures

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Its just that the countryside is looking so good, the weather is warm and dry, ideal conditions for getting out and taking pictures.
The top one is in the local park and the early morning sun was highlighting the colour of the leaves.
The bottom one is of the river Wye which I crossed while walking with friends last Sunday.

Saturday, November 03, 2007


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If this was in Arizona, would it be a cactus?