miwahni (miwahni) wrote,

Pros on the telly!

Turned on the telly in our room at 7pm and discovered Pros was showing - "Slush Fund" to be exact. Watched until 7.30 at which time we had to choose between two foregone conclusions; the last half of a show I've seen countless times, or the Australia vGermany soccer game. Turned over for the soccer... :(

Arrived in Cardiff mid-afternoon; staying in a very nice guesthouse not far from the castle.
This is the view when you walk in the front door -

entry foyer Beaufort Guest house
After unloading our gear we headed off to Cardiff Castle in the perfect sunshine.

Sunshine went but it was still a pleasant afternoon/evening wandering about the castle grounds. I love this shot; 11th century tower and gates dwarfed by the Millenium Stadium in the background.


The Norman-built castle keep, sitting atop its motte with moat surrounding:


Inside the keep:

Inside 11th century castle keep

There's also a 14th century building facade inside the complex, while the interior of the building was extensively refurbished in the 19th century. Some of the decoration in the library -

In the library cardiff Castle

Also in the banqueting room (which contained a minstrels' balcony!)
in the banqueting room Cardiff Castle

The intricate detail of the friezes, mosaics and decorative features needs to be seen. This is just a tiny sample of an elaborately-decorated doorway -

Just gorgeous. I'm enjoying this so much.
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