Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart

Buried away in the trees in front of the National Museum of Wales is this statue of Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart. The second son of the 3rd Marquess of Bute, Crichton-Stuart served as a Member of Parliament for the United Boroughs of Cardiff, Cowbridge and Llantrisant. He was killed in action in 1915, commanding the 6th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment. Ninian Park, the former home of Cardiff City Football Club, was named after Lord Ninian.

This striking statue was made by Sir W. Goscombe John in 1917, and is set in Gorsedd Gardens. Unfortunately, the statue has his back to the main path through the gardens, making it difficult for casual passers-by to appreciate this fine piece of memorial work.

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Old Bridge, Berwick upon Tweed

To finish this week’s wallpaper theme, here’s a shot of the third (and oldest) of the bridges crossing the Tweed at Berwick upon Tweed.

The other two bridges might be more photogenic, but there’s something extremely charming about this bridge, with its single lane of traffic, and a style of construction that invokes a feeling of permanence that modern building often doesn’t match. This bridge is 399 years old, and somehow in another 400 years I could imagine this bridge still being here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s wallpaper. There’ll be more shots from ‘up north’ next week!

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