First we went off to the National Museum Cardiff. What a place! Dinosaur bones to masterpieces of art! And am ddim! (free entry).
|My fave, the Blue Lady or La Parisienne, 1874, Pierre-Auguste Renoir|
|The Bard, Thomas Jones|
|San Giorgio Maggiore, Twilight by Claude Monet|
|The Spirit of the Crusades by Gertrude M. Williams|
|Portrait of Anne Vaughan by William Parry|
|And I loved this old map of the Land of my Fathers and their Fathers and Mothers|
It was during our meal that one of the young women said that she had to get one of those t-shirts that said "Simmer-moo." "What does that mean, anyway?" she asked. We explained that "Cymru" was the country she had been living in for the past month. She was not from BYU but another school in Utah that shall remain nameless. She was not there for the Welsh language study, but a great pal otherwise.
After lunch we split up to pursue our own interests and souvenir t-shirts. My wife and I took the long walk from downtown Cardiff to Cardiff Bay. (You can catch a bus, train, cab or whatever).
|My wife and I were trying to find that entrance on the Cardiff time and space rift into Torchwood|
IN THESE STONES HORIZONS SINGand in Welsh,
CREU GWIR FEL GWYDR O FFWRNAIS AWENwhich in English means, "Creating Truth Like Glass From Inspiration's Furnace." Which is kind of cool that they are both powerful poetic statements and not a direct translation of each other.
Next up was a site not to be missed, Eddie's American Cafe. I have a thing about not buying cuisine from home in foreign lands, so we didn't eat there. But I did ask if Clara, the Impossible Girl, was working that day, but . . . alas!
|Also the diner in the episodes when River Song shot the 11th Doctor at Lake Powell.|
|The Welsh Assembly, Go, Plaid Cymru! I think the overhang is to protect from the rain and the glass to let in what light there is.|
|The Coal Exchange, Millennium Centre, and Welsh Assembly at Cardiff Bay.|
|The Norwegian Church at Cardiff Bay. Cardiff honors its immigrants.|
|I seem to have lost my TARDIS key.|
|What do you call a group of Daleks? An "Extermination."|
|My wife trying hard not to blink.|
|I really should have bought this poster, though.|