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jeremai Sep 25, 2019 11:55 AM

Cardiff and Penarth, Wales
 
A few weeks ago, I walked over 10 miles to see the latest developments and to walk across the Cardiff Bay Barrage which links Cardiff to the neighbouring town of Penarth. Despite living in South Wales for over 11 years I had never been to Penarth before. The views were well worth it.

Cardiff International White Water at the International Sports Village where my walk started
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...bd97642c_b.jpgCardiff International White Water, 2019. Built 2008-10. by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Recently completed Bayscape apartments. There is a 30 floor proposed tower for a future phase.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6332170a_b.jpgBayscape, Cardiff Bay, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Climbing the hill into Penarth I was rewarded with this view of Cardiff and Cardiff Bay
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...164c8cd4_h.jpgCardiff and Cardiff Bay from Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Cardiff Pointe town houses
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b292622f_b.jpgCardiff City Stadium, Morrisons, Cardiff International Pool, Viola Arena and Cardiff Pointe townhouses, Cardiff, from Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Horizon tower at Prospect Place, Principality Stadium, Central Square and BT Stadium House
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...2be06221_b.jpgHorizon tower at Prospect Place, Principality Stadium, Central Square and BT Stadium House, Cardiff, from Penarth, 2019. by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Houses with amazing views in Penarth
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...06fe96d3_b.jpgCardiff Bay from Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0e19cca0_b.jpg34-38 Coronation Terrace, Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...8b44b156_b.jpgCardiff Bay from Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0f09a2b6_b.jpgPenarth houses, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

The centre of Penarth
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...245dc42d_b.jpgThe Crepe Escape, Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ac432ce5_b.jpgWindsor Arcade, Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b5b6290d_b.jpgWashington Buildings, Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Penarth Pier
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...02214cec_b.jpgPenarth Pier, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9f7946a9_b.jpgPenarth Pier, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

View of Cardiff Bay from the pier
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3bd63dc1_b.jpgCardiff Bay from Penarth Pier, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

View of Steep Holm island from the pier
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...51f07c5b_b.jpgSteep Holm and sailboats from Penarth Pier, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

St. Augustine's Church
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...cc31b4c0_b.jpgSt. Augustine's Church, Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Stable block of former Penarth Hotel
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...090afb66_b.jpgStable block of former Penarth Hotel, 2019. by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

On my way to the Barrage
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...bdf4d142_b.jpgPenarth pedestrian signage, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

The Custom House
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6f87ae93_b.jpgThe Custom House, Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Crossing the Barrage
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...376878ac_b.jpgCardiff Bay Barrage from Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...8931a3ff_b.jpgCardiff Bay from the Cardiff Bay Barrage, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...beaaec58_b.jpgRoald Dahl's Enormous Crocodile, Cardiff Bay, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

View of the Prince of Wales Bridge (Second Severn Crossing), 22 miles away
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ab9eeb12_b.jpgCity of Cardiff dredging ship and Prince of Wales Bridge (Second Severn Crossing), 22 miles away, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

BBC Roath Lock Studios
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e5cece43_b.jpgBBC Roath Lock Studios, Cardiff Bay, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

I took a train from Cardiff Bay to the City Centre. Here is Bridge Street Exchange, currently Cardiff's tallest building
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c0cd51dc_b.jpgBridge Street Exchange, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Old Custom House facade retention and construction of a new Premier Inn
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...2fcb8984_b.jpgOld Custom House facade retention, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Central Square
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6145ac36_b.jpg3 Central Square, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1196d4a5_b.jpg1 and 2 Central Square, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

A new Kingdom of Sweets on Queen Street; pricey but a great selection of imports
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...5ee2039b_b.jpgKingdom of Sweets, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Old clock in Cardiff Market
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...7bbf75ed_b.jpgCardiff Central Market, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Old pub tiling
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...583c29f3_b.jpgGolden Cross, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

The Brewery Quarter
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e768959b_b.jpgBrewery Quarter (old Brains Brewery), Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...797dc5ab_b.jpgBrewery Quarter (old Brains Brewery), Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

The shuttered Brains Brewery, site of the proposed Central Quay mixed-used development that will retain some of the older buildings
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...16466d19_b.jpgFormer Brains Brewery, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...43032f7a_b.jpgFormer Brains Brewery, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

hauntedheadnc Sep 25, 2019 12:26 PM

I rather liked Cardiff when I visited.

LouisianaRush Sep 25, 2019 4:02 PM

I've always wanted to go to Cardiff because of Dr. Who. Looks like a place I would enjoy.

jeremai Sep 25, 2019 5:14 PM

Sadly the Doctor Who Experience closed a couple of years ago. There are still lots of Doctor Who filming locations around though of course.

Cardiff Bay does have a bit of a Baltimore Inner Harbor vibe to it!

Ex-Ithacan Sep 25, 2019 5:17 PM

The changes in the city are amazing since my visit in '72. Spent 2 days on there when my Navy ship pulled into Portsmouth for a few days. So glad to see the Capital of my forefathers homeland (though my people came from the Swansea area) appears healthy and vibrant. Thanks for the tour!

fern Sep 28, 2019 10:40 AM

Great stuff will be going down there in march for the Scotland - Wales , six nations match :cheers:

clarafernandes Oct 4, 2019 3:51 PM

I always wanted to visit Cardiff. What a beauty.

phillyskyline Oct 4, 2019 9:26 PM

Nice tour!

geomorph Dec 3, 2019 12:02 AM

Yes this waterfront looks like it has a generous amount of striking modern architecture!


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