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Giant models of famous Welsh people

As Wales celebrated St David’s Day with daffodils, dragons, leeks and Welsh cakes – here in Cardiff they decided to celebrate by bringing out 5 large fibreglass models of some rather famous Welsh faces. These models took part in the annual St David’s Day parade which was the highlight for the many thousands of people […]

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PHOTOS – Dr Who Tardis on Cardiff Castle

Amid a large frenzy over some sort of celebration for Dr Who reaching 50 years (seems like it’s been around MUCH longer!) – The Tardis has been travelling across Wales over the last week appearing in Swansea, Newport and Holyhead and now it’s landed in Cardiff! The kids sci-fi programme has been on our screens […]

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PHOTOS – Cardiff Half Marathon 2013

Below are 300 photographs taken at the Cardiff Half Marathon 2013. Feel free to view, download and share. Starting at 9am outside Cardiff Castle the route made it’s way via Leckwith, Penarth Road, across the barrage, back through the city and then a loop of Roath Park Lake. Lentaknai Lengurisi from Kenya won the 13.1 […]

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PHOTOS – Cardiff 10k

A record breaking figure of nearly 4000 competitors turned up on a rather dry and bright Sunday morning in September to take part in the Cardiff 10k race. Thousands congregated around Cardiff City hall ready for the start at 10am. Last minute stretches and warm-up exercises were completed whilst others chose to take a last […]

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STYLE-Cardiff Fashion Quarter

Recently you may have seen some activity happening on Cardiff’s Womanby Street? Posters being put up in shop windows, street art being added to the walls and merchandise and stalls being transported? Well it is all part of Cardiff’s latest ‘quarter’ to hit the City Centre – this time aptly named The Cardiff Fashion Quarter. […]

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Lego invades Cardiff Castle

After the Lego Minifigures posed outside the Olympic rings at Cardiff City Hall (see more here – https://djleekee.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/olympics-lego-figures it was time for them to take a trip to the medieval Cardiff Castle. A brief history of the castle:- 55 – 400 AD The Romans establish a fort and trading post. 1091 – 1216 AD The […]

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OLYMPICS – Postbox painted GOLD for Geraint Thomas

The Royal Mail has decided to issue a set of stamps commemorating each Gold medal winner at the London 2012 Olympic games this year but more interestingly they have also decided to paint a Royal Mail postbox gold in the hometown of each winner. As Geraint Thomas was part of the winning Cycling Pursuit team […]

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CARDIFF-St David’s Day parade

St David’s Day 2012 in Cardiff began with a thick fog lingering across the City resulting in famous sights becoming totally unrecognisable. But as the day progressed the strong Spring sunshine took over and brightened up what was a very gloomy start to our Patron Saint’s Day. In the Capital City of Wales it was […]

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PHOTOS-Armistice Day

Hopefully the photos sum up the mood of Armistice Day – a time to reflect and pay tribute for all the good work that our war heroes have done, continue to do so and a time to remember those that weren’t so lucky in the call of duty.

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PHOTOS-Caerphilly Castle

The first bike ride up the Taff Trail for a while and it brought me out in the small town of Caerphilly (no its not a disease!) I hadn’t actually been to Caerphilly Castle since school days (yep it’s gotta be about 20 years since my last visit there!) Initially I felt totally dis-orientated as […]

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CARDIFF-Castle Quarter in a tilt-shift miniature version!

Tilt-shift is a technique that creates pictures of real-life scenes that are manipulated to look like model photographs. It’s quite hard to explain – but once you see them it’s like looking down at your toy soldiers and cars as a kid. By changing the colours, contrast, blur, depth of view and the speed you […]

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CARDIFF – In reflections

The weather was changeable, sunny one minute then torrential rain the next. So much so, that massive puddles were left around the City which prompted some inspiration and the idea to capture some of the well-known sights ‘in reflection.’ Featuring Cardiff Castle, City Hall and the Millennium Stadium. Well worth a wait for the ‘twist’ […]

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Renovation of Castle’s Animal Wall is complete…..with an added extra animal!

The multi-million pound makeover of Cardiff Castle and surrounding areas has been taking place over the last few years (does it really take that long?) with the famous Animal Wall now complete. Part of the wall has been lowered and all the animals given a makeover. It seems there was a cheeky little addition to […]

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PHOTOS-Christmas trees being erected in Cardiff City Centre

Well there’s only 53 days to Christmas (at the time of typing) and Cardiff City Centre is gearing up for a very busy and prosperous festive season. Amid all the chaos last year due to St Davids 2 being completed and this year the numerous repaving and landscaping projects around the rest of the city […]

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