The first weekend in June was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration. There were parades and boats and everyone had two days off. You have to love this country!
So, after spending two days partaking in the rainy festivities (see last blog), I hopped on a bus with Samantha and Nadine to visit Wales. Why not see a little more of the UK on this celebratory extra-long weekend?
We chose Cardiff. I had mixed reviews on this city. One said it was great for shopping, others said it was shocking for everything.
I don’t have much to say about it. The downtown was quaint, and it had a big castle in the centre. We saw some lovely impressionist paintings in the museum/art gallery (joint building), but other than that.. it rained.
It rained and rained.
And rained more.
It was disastrous! This coming from someone who grew up in Vancouver and lives in London. We braved the rain and walked 30 minutes down to the ‘newly redeveloped’ Bay area (they added a Starbucks), but couldn’t spend any time outside or even take pictures (we hid in the Starbucks).
From there, we went to the shopping centre. If I go back to Wales, it will be somewhere with hills.
These pictures (numerous.. go figure) are from the first day, when we were still excited.