Baltic House

Mount Stuart Square, a designated conservation area since 1980, is home to something like 60 listed buildings. Some of these listed buildings are considered landmark buildings; some are not.

One of the landmark buildings is Baltic House. Built in 1915, Baltic House faces the main entrance of the Coal Exchange. I’ve been unable to find much online about its history, but it is reasonable to assume that it had some connection to the coal trade through the Bute Docks of the day. Today, it appears to be a multi-tenant office block.

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Rusting Gates Of Melingriffith School

A few years ago, Mrs H and I joined a large crowd on one of the local history walks organised by the Friends of Forest Farm. The walk ended just beyond the Cardiff High School Old Boy’s rugby ground, where the Taff Trail emerges by the Melingriffith Water Pump, and the reason this stuck in my mind was because of this set of rusting gates lying just inside the Old Boy’s rugby ground’s car park.

Our very knowledgeable guide pointed them out to us (how many times had I walked or cycled past them without noticing them?!?) and told us a bit about them, but unfortunately I can’t remember any of the details, and have had no luck in learning more via online searches. If you can add to the history of these gates before they rust away completely, please leave a comment below!

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Green Ivy

I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was spent up at the always-wonderful PHP NorthWest conference, where amongst other things I tried my hand at conference photography. I’ll share the results (and what I learned!) later in the week, but first: this week’s wallpaper theme is the harbour at Berwick upon Tweed, starting with this simple shot of green ivy growing on a wall.

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25×9: Bass Rock

Posted by Stuart Herbert on October 9th, 2010 in 25x9, Travel Photography.

Project 25×9, because some photos deserve a wider perspective …

Bass Rock

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Gold Guttering, Berwick upon Tweed

My final choice of wallpaper this week is this very eye-catching gold guttering, which I came across in Berwick upon Tweed earlier in the year. It was something I just had to photograph to make sure that I wasn’t dreaming!

Have a great weekend everyone, and I’ll be back on Monday with some shots taken in and around Berwick upon Tweed’s harbour.

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Boar War Statue & City Hall Clock

This statue, at the southern end of Cardiff’s impressive Civic Centre, stands in memorial to those who gave their lives in the Boer War of 1899-1902. It is a grade 2 listed structure, and one of the most picturesque statues in the centre of Cardiff. In the background is the southern clock face of the clock tower of Cardiff’s beautiful City Hall.

This statue has also appeared previously on my blog:

Whatever You Do, Don't Blink

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Balconies And Streetlights, Pont y Werin

Earlier this year, a new footbridge called Pont y Werin was opened across the River Ely, connecting Penarth and Cardiff Bay and providing a circular walk / cycle path around the bay and the Cardiff Barrage. The banks of the Ely at this point are buried beneath modern apartment developments, and when you throw in the marina too, the area is a microcosm of how Cardiff has changed since the docks closed.

This is a shot of the apartment balconies that overhang the path that runs along the eastern bank of the Ely. In the background you can see the bridge that connects the bay road to Penarth and Barry.

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Quay Walls, Berwick upon Tweed

If I had to pick just one photo to try and capture the charm of Berwick-upon-Tweed, it wouldn’t be any of the photos of the bridges. It would be a shot like this, of one of the charming little lanes or walkways of this old and beautiful town. It should make a great desktop wallpaper for today too.

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John Lewis - Cardiff

The southern side of the new John Lewis store, which opened in Cardiff in 2009.

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Pay Here, Berwick upon Tweed

Yellow is decidedly the dominant colour at work, so when I saw this sign in a car park in Berwick upon Tweed, it made me think of my colleagues back at the office. That’s why it’s my choice of desktop wallpaper today.

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