Cardiff Bay views
Photos from Cardiff's old docks
(Photos © Mike Slocombe)
Cooling down at the water sculpture, August 2004.
Hanging out on Mermaid Quay, August 2004.
The Water Tower sculpture in Cardiff Oval Basin. [Aug 2006]
This old lightship was bought by the churches of Wales, restored and docked in Cardiff bay.
The ship now provides a range of services 'including a place for worship and counselling as well as hosting exhibitions and conferences.' Admission is free. [Aug 2006]
The Helwick LV14 was last stationed off Rhossili, on the Gower Peninsula, in South Wales but is now known as the Goleulong 2000 Lightship.
The ship weighs 550 tons and has an overall length of 137 feet. [Aug 2006]
Merchant Seafarers' War Memorial. Built in 1997, this memorial commemorates the merchant seamen of Cardif, Barry and Penarth who left during the Second World War, never to return. [Aug 2006]
August, 2002 Photos
Old commercial building, Butetown.
St David's hotel and spa, Cardiff Bay.
The striking 1896 Pierhead building with its distinctive red-brown stone, clock tower and turrets.
Old dock with disused crane and swanky new 'lifestyle' apartments.
August 2004 photos
A rainy scene on a deserted Mermaid Quay.
Hardy tourists brave the rain, Mermaid Quay.
Disused platform on Cardiff Bay station (formerly known as Butetown railway station).
The terminus of the once-thriving Butetown Branch Line, only one platform of the original station is now in use with the large station building remaining unoccupied for some time.
The building is Grade II* listed and has the honour of hosting the first steam-powered passenger train service in Wales.