Our Christmas weather is very often mild and foggy, and this year was no exception. Just before Christmas we had a very cold snap, then the winds changed, blowing in from the south and west, bringing the milder air. The resulting fog caused huge problems at the airports and on the motorways.
These pictures are of the River Taf and the Millenium stadium.
This is the old drinking fountain in Llandaf Fields.
No longer in use but over the years it will have given good service for those using the fields. Llandaf fields were given to the people of Cardiff by the Marquis of Bute for recreation purposes only.
Behind it you can just about make out the spire of LlandafCathedral, so years ago people walking from Cardiff to the cathedral may have had a drink here. There is an older drinking well by the Cathedral and I will post a picture of that sometime.
Today is also the Winter Solstice which is always good to celebrate, as the days now start getting longer and Spring becomes that bit nearer.
I expect this will be the last post before Christmas so have a Merry Christmas everyone.
Work your way from left to right and you have my cycle route to work. I'm lucky in that I have a 4 mile route which is virtually traffic free, if I leave early enough. Its far more relaxing than going in the car.
Gwilym, was born in 1839 at Ynyscynon and became an important judge in the county courts of Glamorgan. He was a highly respected public figure and was known as Judge Gwilym Williams of Miskin Manor. He and his father were the promoters and chief supporters of the first daily newspaper in Wales, the Cambrian Daily Leader. Ygwladgarwr, the Welsh language newspaper published at Aberdare, was also established with the help of David Williams.
My new pictures have dried up, so here's one I took last year.
All the main civic buildings are built in English Renaissance style carved from Portland stone. The quality of the architecture at Cathays Park means that it is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of civic centre in Europe.