I never realised the stark symbolism in the statue that stands on the left-hand side of the Glamorgan Building – the former HQ of Glamorgan County Council, when that county still existed. The front side shows roman gods and goddesses (lords and ladies) – the wealthy in other words – and behind, hidden from view are two coal miners.

Hewing coal gets to you
Hewing coal gets to you

Looking out from the civic centre towards the business and retail area of the city this winged beauty looks over towards where we all get on with our lives.

Time to plant this rose
Time to plant this rose

A detail from the top of City Hall. A Welsh dragon of course!

Dragon untamed
Dragon untamed

Then on either side of City Hall are montages; I chose to take this one because the flag was presenting itself well in the light wind.

Unity and patriotism - Cymru am byth
Unity and patriotism – Cymru am byth

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  1. David, I enjoyed reading your blog’s latest informative entry, and your photos are both interesting and sharp.

    1. Thanks Marie-Christine. Even after living in Cardiff for over half my life, I continue to be amazed at how much I still have to learn about it’s history. The civic centre is a great place to start my continuing education!

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