My wallpaper theme this week sees me return to posting photos closer to home, of distinctive images taken in and around Cardiff. Europe’s youngest capital city, Cardiff is an eclectic mix of the occasionally ancient, the Victorian and Georgian, and the mostly incongruous architecture of the last twenty years.
To the north of Cardiff’s Old Library (now the home of the Cardiff Story museum) sits a little garden that is popular with both the lunch time crowds and passing shoppers as a pleasant place to sit and pass the time. It is part of the Cemetery Gardens of St John the Baptist’s Church, believed to be the second oldest building in Cardiff (after the Norman castle just to the north).
A major thoroughfare runs through the middle of the gardens, linking the Indoor Market to the west with the St Davids Shopping Centre and Queens Arcade to the immediate east.
The gardens are ringed with a simple (presumably wrought-iron) fence, complete with three sets of gates (facing east, west and north) which allows them to be closed on an evening (presumably to prevent vandalism as the shoppers give way to Cardiff’s infamous drinking culture).
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.