Archive | June, 2012

OLYMPICS-Water tower gets a makeover

For more than 80 years the fantastic structure of a water tower has graced visitors arriving via rail to Cardiff Central Station and is one of first things that people see alongside The Millennium Stadium and the bus station! The 15m high Grade II listed brick structure was originally built in 1932 to replenish water […]

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STREET ART-Malark work in Shoreditch

On my travels around the trendy and fashionable area of Shoreditch in London – I kept coming across a certain striking bit of street art adorning many shutters and doors all around the Brick Lane area from an artist and illustrator called Malark. Each piece featured bright colours and contrasting stripes and would usually feature […]

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CARDIFF-Typomap of Cardiff

A Typomap is a collection of cleverly designed set of maps consisting of countries, cities, seas, and all other topography made out of typeface letters. So essentially :- Typographic + Map = TypoMap Here is a famous example that has already been made and gave me the inspiration to create one for my home city […]

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PHOTOS-Queen’s Trooping of the colour

I was in London and the sun was shining so I thought a quick trip from my hotel in Victoria past Buckingham Palace to visit the delights of Shoreditch was in the offering (a post on THAT visit soon.) But stopping outside The Palace for a few quick shots and I realised that there was […]

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GRAFITTI-New work in Cathays and Roath

It was time to take another trawl around the ‘creative’ areas of Cathays and Roath (ok it’s where all the students live and they seem to accept and produce street art a lot more than the rest of Cardiff!) This time beginning at Cathays Community Centre and some amazing pieces from the locals including a […]

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CARDIFF-Loud fireworks heard late at night.

It was a cold, rainy, windswept Friday night with no real reason to step outside and sample the delightful weather our Summer had offered us. Late into the night about 22:50 loud bangs could be heard rumbling across parts of Cardiff with many people taking to Twitter to ask where they were coming from and […]

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OLYMPICS-Rusty Shackle play at the Torch Relay Party

As Bute Park was closed for the main Olympic Torch Relay concert and the Cardiff Castle moat full of unsavoury types (drinking White Storm today rather than Oranjeboom!) I decided to head to Cathays Park to chill near the Olympic Ring sculpture. To my surprise there was a Cardiff Council event going on complete with […]

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