Monday, 21 October 2013

Cardiff Bay and Ray Mears

My husband & I had one of those rare moments together without children, on Sunday, when we went to Cardiff Bay. I love Cardiff, but had never visited the bay before. 


Unusually, there is a Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay! This was once a church for Norwegian sailors. The children's author, Roald Dahl was born in Cardiff and christened in the Norwegian church.


The church is now an art gallery and coffee shop, and they do the most amazing hot chocolates with whipped cream and marshmallows.


We popped into the Pierhead, which is the large red brick building on Cardiff Bay. Inside, there are some beautiful Victorian tiles:

Chevron fireplace anyone?

The tiled stairway, even the balustrade is tiled!
Torchwood was filmed around Cardiff Bay, and if you go down on the boardwalk, you might notice a shrine dedicated to Ianto.


We were due to see Ray Mears talking in the Millenium Centre in the evening. The building is beautiful, both inside and out.



These architectural lights are scattered throughout the centre at different heights

The lettering from inside the building at night.


Ray Mears was a brilliant and extremely interesting speaker with tales of bushcraft and encounters with the wild, speaking about conservation and tracking animals. I would recommend it to anyone.

Love Mrs Jones x

3 comments:

  1. this was interesting, my husband is always keen for us to go to Cardiff for the rugby, and added interest is the Millennium Stadium which he was involved in building. Will have to make a visit sometime.

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    1. Cardiff is a wonderful city, and even if you aren't interested in the rugby, the castle is also a great place to visit.

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  2. I don't get to the Bay enough but it really is a fab part of Cardiff. The first time I visited I caught the water taxi from town, so much fun! Hx

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