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Old Posted Sep 25, 2019, 11:55 AM
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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
Cardiff 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.
Bayscape, Cardiff Bay, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Climbing the hill into Penarth I was rewarded with this view of Cardiff and Cardiff Bay
Cardiff and Cardiff Bay from Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Cardiff Pointe town houses
Cardiff 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
Horizon 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
Cardiff Bay from Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

34-38 Coronation Terrace, Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Cardiff Bay from Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Penarth houses, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

The centre of Penarth
The Crepe Escape, Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Windsor Arcade, Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Washington Buildings, Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Penarth Pier
Penarth Pier, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Penarth Pier, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

View of Cardiff Bay from the pier
Cardiff Bay from Penarth Pier, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

View of Steep Holm island from the pier
Steep Holm and sailboats from Penarth Pier, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

St. Augustine's Church
St. Augustine's Church, Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Stable block of former Penarth Hotel
Stable block of former Penarth Hotel, 2019. by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

On my way to the Barrage
Penarth pedestrian signage, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

The Custom House
The Custom House, Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Crossing the Barrage
Cardiff Bay Barrage from Penarth, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Cardiff Bay from the Cardiff Bay Barrage, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Roald 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
City 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
BBC 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
Bridge Street Exchange, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Old Custom House facade retention and construction of a new Premier Inn
Old Custom House facade retention, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Central Square
3 Central Square, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

1 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
Kingdom of Sweets, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Old clock in Cardiff Market
Cardiff Central Market, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Old pub tiling
Golden Cross, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

The Brewery Quarter
Brewery Quarter (old Brains Brewery), Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Brewery 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
Former Brains Brewery, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr

Former Brains Brewery, Cardiff, 2019 by Jeremai Smith, on Flickr
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I rather liked Cardiff when I visited.
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I've always wanted to go to Cardiff because of Dr. Who. Looks like a place I would enjoy.
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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!
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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!
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Great stuff will be going down there in march for the Scotland - Wales , six nations match
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I always wanted to visit Cardiff. What a beauty.
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Nice tour!
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Yes this waterfront looks like it has a generous amount of striking modern architecture!
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