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Quote:-''The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.' - (Frank Lloyd Wright - American architect)
Thursday 30th November 2017
Cardiff Bay - South Wales (OS Grid Ref. ST195745 Nearest Post Code CF10 4AX)
Cardiff Bay is the name commonly given to the areas of the city of Cardiff surrounding the Bay. The Bay is supplied by two rivers (Taff and Ely) to form a 500-acre freshwater lake around the former dockland area south of the city centre. Cardiff Bay is Europe's Largest Waterfront Development and is regarded as one of the most successful regeneration projects in the United Kingdom. Cardiff Bay played a major part in Cardiff’s development, by being the means of exporting coal from the South Wales Valleys to the rest of the world, thus helping to power the industrial age. The coal mining industry helped fund the building of Cardiff into the Capital city of Wales and helped the Third Marquis of Bute, who owned the docks, become the richest man in the world at the time.
The embedded map uses Ordnance Survey data Crown copyright and database right 2017
This linked map is a Google Map close up view with the option to view in Google Street View (depending on your device).
Many thanks to Stephanie from Ohio for the suggestion
Thursday 23rd November 2017 : The Stable Pond - Powis Castle Gardens, Wrexham
Powis Castle, located near Welshpool, is the seat of the Earl of Powis. The castle is a National Trust property noted for its extensive formal gardens, terraces and landscaped estate. Powis Castle houses the treasures that were brought home by Robert Clive (often known as Clive of India) and his son, Edward Clive. The castle was built circa 1283 by a Welsh prince, Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn. The famous garden terraces close to the house were designed by the architect William Winde and hewn from the rock. The photograph here is of the Stable Pond, at the lower garden level. The lower levels afford fine views of the castle and its formal grass slopes.