Aneurin Bevin Statue

Statue on Queen Street, Cardiff, of the founder of the National Health Service.

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We Will Exterminate You

… and to finish this week’s wallpaper, here’s the real reason we were down in Cardiff Bay: to take our visiting friend to see daleks. Lots and lots of daleks. I think that made her quite happy 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this week’s wallpaper theme. I’ll be back on Monday with more of my photos to enjoy as desktop wallpaper. Have a good weekend.

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Alien Device, Dr Who Exhibition

Cardiff Bay is home to the Dr Who Exhibition. It’s a popular tourist attraction (which would be even more popular if Amy Pond featured a lot more prominently 😉 ), where they’ve done a nice job of showing some of the props from the series since RTD restarted it. It is a bit dark in there (he says, in that understated way we British describe such things), making the props with their own internal illumination the easiest things to photograph. The whole lot sits slap in the middle of where Bute Dock West used to be.

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Ribs Of A Ship Sculpture

Just in front of the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay, there’s a lovely bit of sculpture in the shape of a ship to commemorate the docks that used to be there. For today’s wallpaper, I thought I’d shoot it from the other side, just to be different.

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Girders For Wales Rally 2010

Whilst down in Cardiff Bay, we noticed piles and piles of girders all stacked up, ready to be used to assemble the facilities for the launch night of this year’s Wales Rally. Much to the amusement of my companions, I rushed over, shoved my camera lens into the pile, and fired off a few shots. I think it came out alright.

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The Capital and Counties Bank, Est 1834

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 buildings that isn’t a landmark building is Crichton House, once the home of the Capital and Counties Bank. The Capital and Counties Bank used to have branches up and down the land, until it merged with Lloyds Bank in 1918. Today the building is mixed purpose, and is probably best known to being home to the Salvation Army’s Outreach Services in the area.

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Steps Up To Radyr Station

These are the steps up to Platform 1 of Radyr Railway Station, as seen from the end of the bridge that crosses the River Taff to the immediate east to join with the Taff Trail.

Originally opened in 1863 as part of the Taff Vail Railway, Radyr Railway Station once sat at a busy railway junction and railway sidings (Radyr Yard). Today, the railway sidings are gone, and the station has been remodelled into three platforms serving trains travelling up from Cardiff Queen Street Railway Station via Cathays Railway Station on their way to Treherbert in the Rhondda, Aberdare in the Cynon Valley and Merthyr Tydfil in the Taff Valley (all via Pontypridd). The station is also the point where the railway south splits into two, with the City Line carrying passengers down via the longer Danescourt and Fairwater route into Cardiff Central.

The car park is popular on a weekend with cyclists looking for access to the Taff Trail; the section from here down to Cardiff Bay is very flat and very leisurely, and takes in beautiful areas such as Radyr Weir and Bute Park.

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Street Art, 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.

At the eastern end of the bridge is a striking art installation of two men and a young girl. They are simple silhouettes, best viewed from a distance, and they really catch the eye no matter which side of the bridge you are approaching from.

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Golden Cross on Hayes Bridge Road

The Golden Cross is one of the most distinctive buildings in Cardiff City Centre, especially with the encroachment of the St Davids 2 shopping centre up to its very doorstep. Built in 1849, it is currently a grade 2 listed building. Long may it continue to inject a bit of style and colour in the face of the hodge-podge of modern architecture surrounding it.

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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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