Cardiff Clock Tower and Trees

Cardiff’s magnificent civic centre, at Cathays Park, is built on land sold to the city of Cardiff in 1898 (Cardiff was not a city at the time). Perhaps its most distinctive feature is the Clock Tower atop City Hall, completed in 1904 (the year Cardiff was granted city status).

Today, the clock tower isn’t just a popular subject for passing photographers. It’s also very popular with wildlife enthusiasts, as a pair of peregrine falcons have made the tower their home. Wander past, and you’re likely to see groups with their cameras and binoculars trained on the tower in the hope of catching a sight of these magnificent predators.


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If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.

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