The hotel we stayed in was conveniently located - Bute Park across the road,
the river Taff on the right
and the castle across the road to the left
visible from our hotel window.
The Angel hotel, where we stayed last time we visited the city, was on our way to the city centre.
Cardiff has some grand old buildings
this is the Museum for Cardiff in the city centre
We saw some interesting sculpture as we wandered around
including one of Aneurin Bevan
Mother and Child by Robert Thomas.
Most of the city centre is pedestrianised
full of the usual High Street shops
which makes it a bit desolate at night
We visited the indoor market
which is extensive, full of all kinds of produce
the vintage market which was on Friday, was fun too.
These big rounded pots full of plants are to be found throughout the city.
What makes Cardiff really special though are the Victorian arcades
which are full of independent, quirky shops
great fun for browsing.
We saw some interesting street art.
The city is full of nightclubs
some, with a revolutionary theme.