Cardiff Bay

Life in Cardiff is centered around two different areas -- downtown and Cardiff Bay.  We walked from the train station (pictured below) to the bay and spent an evening exploring the area around the water.
Brains is the local brew and I liked this sign on the railroad bridge that says "People who know beer...have Brains".
Fortunately, there were signs to guide us on our way.
I liked this fountain near a local office park.
We also passed a rustic looking church in the area between town and the bay.
The Wales Millennium Centre is particularly striking.
The inside of the building was almost as bold as the outside.
We also liked this modern tower with water cascading down the side with a backdrop of an old Scandinavian church.
Various sculptures were resident along the waterfront.
Low-brow graffiti accented Bar Cwtch.  The Welsh language is not big on vowels.
We ventured in to Fabulous Welshcakes to pick up a few sweet treats for the evening in bespoke flavors.
We capped off the evening with a trip to see the Cardiff Devils take on the Braehead Clan.  The arena was definitely smaller and less professional than the Belfast Giants operation but it was a fun evening's entertainment nonetheless.
We bought tickets last minute and ended up with a partially obstructed view in the far corner.  We noticed some open seats along the goal line and nonchalantly relocated ourselves over the 1st period intermission.  Thanks to Cardiff Business School for sponsoring the seats and not showing up that night ;-)
The most interesting thing about the game was the standing room season tickets along the ice.  You definitely got a great view but I can't imagine standing for 3 hours at every game all season long.
Cardiff won the game handily and ended the match with a ceremonial handshake.  Thus our visit to Cardiff and Cardiff Bay came to a close.

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