Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

I was briefly in my home town of Cardiff yesterday – here’s some of the scenes I grabbed on my camera…

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

The £120 million BBC Wales headquarters building in Central Square, directly opposite the station. Ten years ago, this was the site of a large (and rather ugly) bus station.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Looking at the construction work going on near the station.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff is projected to be one of the UK’s fastest growing cities with 26% population growth over the next 20 years.  The main commercial and cultural center of  Wales, Cardiff has an estimated population of around 475,000, which makes it the 9th largest city in the United Kingdom. []

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

The scarf sellers were out in force around the city, with the Welsh football team taking on Hungary in a crucial qualifying game for Euro 2020.  Happily, they won 2-0!

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

The furry lady.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cakes(s) + coffee.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

The traditional Goat Major pub opposite Cardiff Castle.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Another scarf seller plies his wares.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

X marks the spot, North Road.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Heading for the bus stop.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

The site of the former Monaco cinema in Rhiwbina, which closed in 2003.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Watch out for the thwmpath.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

The impressive architecture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Heol-Y-Deri.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Rhiwbina station late at night. Read about the history of the station here. 

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Christmas lights and markets around Cardiff.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

The Hayes.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Not so festive on Caroline Street.

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Cardiff photos: Christmas lights, street scenes, Rhiwbina station and scarf sellers, Nov 2019

Taking a reindeer home, Cardiff Central station.

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