Cardiff: Transport Futurology

*This piece was originally written in July 2014 whilst still in China. I have since returned to Cardiff and was able to re-shoot some of the lost imagery as well as the revamped stations at Queen Street and Central. The words remain relevant as the South Wales metro region is set to be revitalised by […]

Cardiff: Parc Cefn Onn

Bearing in mind its location, you may think north Cardiff was not the best possible place for a park. No sooner have you entered the gate and ambled up the lane than you’re strolling beneath the M4 (motorway/freeway/autobahn). Memorable if nothing else for its neat mural and though hardly serene, somehow it all works as […]

Cardiff: Coed-y-Felin (Mill Wood)

While it isn’t too much of a treasure trove to write about, the Mill Wood (pronounced Koid-e-Velin in Welsh) did the job of providing an afternoons walk and eventually offered a pleasant surprise but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. The Meadow of my last Cardiff blog is not too far away for […]

Warsaw: In Search of Mokotow

The fourth in the ‘in search of..’ blogs and I admit this one is a little brief in that there’s absolutely no trace of the former airport. It’s much more exciting when there is a remnant of its historical past present, be it a terminal, part of the runway or even a decaying aircraft. Some […]

Cardiff: The Meadow

If Bute Park is Cardiff’s Hyde or Central Park and Roath Park is its Regent’s Park, then the (unnamed) Meadow Walk is possibly its Hampstead Heath. And to think I only knew the north of Cardiff for its city train line but living up here these past few months has been a revelation. For the […]

Bristol: Return to a Place of Remembered Beauty

*As mentioned in my previous Bristol blog, the trip on May 23rd 2018 travelled Clifton to Bishopston, however for poetic licence I’m going to present it as was in the late eighties to mid nineties when this was a familiar route on my visits and where I ‘discovered’ Redland. Ideally a blog of this nature […]

Bristol: Brunel, Bridges and Bakeries

Something beginning with B? So far this year I’ve visited Bilbao, Biarritz, Barcelona, Brussels and Barry so Bristol more than follows suit and coincidentally it’s a sister city to my former home in Guangzhou. Unlike the others though, this is a city very well known to me. Like Cardiff and Newport I’ll be revisiting some […]