Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, Dec 2015

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

According to the Met Office, Cardiff is Britain’s wettest city, registering 115cms of rainfall every year, and there was plenty of evidence to support that claim over the Christmas period.

Here’s a set of photos from my wanders around the rain-lashed capital.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

A look inside the bus.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

I don’t think you’ll need a degree in Welsh to work this one out.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

More rain.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Caroline Street (aka Chippy Alley) looked strangely quiet in this Christmas Eve shot.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Signs galore.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Posing for a photo.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

String orchestra performing carols in John Lewis department store.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Check out the dude with the shades.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Looking for a bargain.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

In the arcades.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

It’s disappointing to note that the age-old tradition of depositing amusing objects on the arm and head of the John Batchelor statue in The Hayes seems to have been lost.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

The austere exterior of St David’s Hall in Cardiff.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

A look at the Joke Shop in the High Street Arcade.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

NYE posters.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Queen Street always has a host of buskers plying their trade.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

A chat by the House Of Chocolate, Cardiff.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Yes, more rain.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

The statue of Aneurin Bevan MP – founder of the NHS and all-round Welsh hero – stands at the west end of Queen Street looking over Cardiff castle.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Lost sign by Cardiff Castle.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

1950s artwork on Boots, Queen Street.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Bassoon-wielding busker, Queen Street,

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Keith The Fish.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Fireman’s switch.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Graffiti.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Closed church.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Alliance, a 25-metre-high (82 ft) sculpture in the centre of Cardiff, was created by Paris installation artist Jean-Bernard Métais. []

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Kids love the challenge of finding how high they can clamber up the metal sculpture before inevitably sliding back to earth.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

St Mary Street lights.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Cardiff Castle with Christmas tree and lights.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Boxing Day and more rain. An entrepreneurial street trader has a host of brollies ready to sell.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Another bassoon busker.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Red poppies on a tree in St John’s Churchyard Gardens.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Window shopping in the arcades.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

A rainy scene in the Hayes.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Tony’s chip shop in Chippy Alley.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

Artwork by Wood Street.

Street scenes, rain, sales and street performers, Cardiff photos, December 2015

God knows what all this developer-speak bollocks is all about, but I’m pretty sure it should also say, “Rent squared” too…