Off to Wales

Millennium Centre
Millennium Centre

When in the previous post I wrote “As you know, we travel quite a lot…”, little did I know that Tigger was even then on her way home to announce that we are off again tomorrow. Where to? The picture above gives you a clue.

Yes, this thing that looks rather like a giant soggy loaf is the city’s Millennium Centre. The motto on the front reads, in English, “In These Stones Horizons Sing” and, in Welsh, “Creu Gwir Fel Gwydr O Ffwrnais Awen”.

City Hall complex
City Hall complex

Fortunately this city has some rather more beautiful views including the City Hall complex, which includes part of the National Museum of Wales. We have tried to visit this museum before but each time it has been closed. Will we have better luck this time?

We might have a look in the covered market or take a bus to Barry Island which is nearby, though it would probably be better to wait for warmer weather before going there.

Got it yet? Here’s one final clue. In Welsh this city is called Caerdydd. If you don’t know the English for it, you can look it up on Google.


About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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6 Responses to Off to Wales

  1. Villager says:

    You certainly get about SilverTiger.

    I’ve always fancied a visit to Cardiff, though it does feel a long way from North Yorkshire; and I still have painful memories of racial abuse when I was on an archaeological dig in Pembrokeshire (they didn’t like the English there).

    • SilverTiger says:

      And we’re off again tomorrow – to Lincoln!

      Racism is ugly wherever it shows itself. I hope it hasn’t predisposed you against the Welsh most of whom, in my experience, are friendly and charming.

      Of course, like the Scots and the Irish, the Welsh have suffered discrimination and prejudice from the English, so one can understand a certain resentment. On the other hands, individuals are not to be blamed for the faults of a government regime. This concept seems too subtle for some minds to grasp, however.

  2. Dave Cole says:

    Cardiff is a lovely city; I have a lot of family there and visit reasonably often. The transformation of the Bay is quite remarkable; Tiger Bay (as was) was not somewhere you would visit. It’s a destination in itself now.


  3. Villager says:

    Lincoln is a super place……where my lady comes from.

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