Sights and stories of my time in the Weird City.
More halls! This one is Aberdare Hall, the prettiest, oldest and only all-girls hall that Cardiff University has. They’re currently refurbishing the rooms inside but some still look like the old dorm halls you’d imagine from historical novels and stuff. Also, there’s tons of old paintings and furniture hanging around especially in the dining hall which is much loved for its cooked breakfasts and not-so-much-loved for its university refectory dinners. The music library also lives here. Out of all the halls I’ve stayed in or nearly done so (Gordon Hall, Aberdare Hall, Talybont North and now Senghennydd Court) it is my favourite. Partly because it is just so pretty.
Okay, so the above photos were taken in possibly one of the most obscure places I have ever found graffitti before. All of these can be found inside the lift shaft between the ground and first floors of the Earth Department of Cardiff University. It took me a long while for me to figure out that one had to open the lift doors (they’re manual) halfway between floors in order to get the lift to stop so you could get a proper look at this stuff.
Gordon Hall. One of many university residences and one of two that I’ve lived in during my time here. I got stuck on the third floor and I could see into my room by zooming in a lot on google maps.
A slight difference in weather to the first photo on this thing. A lot of the time we have this thing I like to call ‘Stand-by’ weather where there’s just this monotone grey cloud cover with no direct source of sunlight or change in the sky whatsoever. Sometimes though, we get days like the one in the photograph which makes me just want to stop and stare. It helps that the Main Building is all types of gorgeous anyway.
Giant cranes! This is the view off the bridge connecting the university main campus and studentville. You can see all the way to the valleys on a good day and the new buildings on the right keep cropping up as the university expands onto old brownfield sites. Oh, and Lidl.
Okay, so today you can have a photo of this weird little bit of empty land in the middle of the Big White Building area of the city in between the National Museum and Cardiff Uni Main Building. No idea why it’s not been used or who it actually belongs to but it is a popular place for random campers to set up in during the summer.
Croeso i Caerdydd
Well, let’s get started. Welcome to my wonderful photoblog about the weird city that is Cardiff. I’ve seen many strange sights during my time here as well as awesome, beautiful and crazy ones too. I’ve taken as many pictures as I could of these things and here I will share them with you.
We start off with the reason I’m in Cardiff in the first place. Here we have the Main Building of Cardiff University with the not unusual sight of Clouds of Doom hovering in the background.