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Bar furniture

Along Westgate Street opposite the Millennium Stadium are a number of “trendy” bars. I asked whether I could go in to them early and take some pictures. I was delighted they said “yes” and even allowed me to wander around the brewing equipment. Some nice shots – and I didn’t even have to buy a …

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A very special person

A relatively recent addition to the square outside the new government offices and the BBC building in what is called the Central Square area of Cardiff is this statue of Betty Campbell – a truly special and inspirational person. I include the text from the BBC webpage … Betty Campbell was told a working-class black …

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In a roundabout way

Penarth and lights

[Click on an image to scroll through them in full screen and see the EXIF data as well.] It was a lovely clear evening and I thought it was about time I shot the Esplanade (the sea front) at Penarth, with it’s wonderfully restored pier. Unfortunately, just as I setup with the tripod to catch …

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Autumn colour

A return to Bute Park

With the autumn colours beginning, it’s logical to return to Bute Park which has a fantastic collection of trees to capture the changes. But there are other things to see as well, including this cormorant drying its wings in the middle of the River Taff upstream of the National/Millennium Stadium (or whatever it’s called now). …

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Celtic Ring, Mermaid Quay and the Pierhead - Cardiff Bay

Panos at The Bay

A set of three images, chosen from a Cardiff U3A Photography Group shoot – the last one before Covid-19 lockdown. The theme was “Panoramas”, the location Cardiff Bay. Knowing the location you’re going to gives you the opportunity to do a bit of research on Google Maps to work out exactly the shots you want …

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A solitary cottage

Finnmark – as far north as you can go!

So this was it. The point where we got as close to the Russian border as we could, learnt the stories of the Atlantic Convoys, the liberation of this area by the Soviet army in 1945, and just marvelled in the resilience of the people in this most beautiful part of the world. Of course …

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