While my brother went to work, I had a nice day out in Cardiff. Got some pictures in the city centre, then took the train to Cardiff Bay, where I took some more pictures, despite the best efforts of the X100’s battery to die.
I had a coffee and a toasted teacake in the cafe in the Millennium Centre, then had a look inside the Pierhead Building, where there are some exhibitions, short films to watch and some quite lovely architecture of the “bonkers Victorian” variety. After that, I went into Senedd, home of the Welsh Assembly. You have to go through airport-style security to get in, but once you’re in you can wander around the public parts of the building, including a gallery where you can look down on the Assembly Chamber.
I got a guided tour (just me and Gareth, the enthusiastic and well-informed guide), which as the Assembly doesn’t sit on Fridays, included a visit to the quite splendid Chamber, with its amazing light-funnelling roof.
More pictures to follow, but for now here’s disturbing evidence of the CIA’s presence in Wales:
Shutter speed: 1/170s
Focal length: 23mm
Taken: 30 November, 2012
 Note to self: remember to recharge more often
 Or possibly not