03 January 2017

Cardiff University: Main Building



Though it was almost literally freezing when I left work this afternoon, I took one look at the sky and just had to find something to photograph against those delicate pinks. Luckily, Cardiff University is nearby, and this, its oldest building, was perfectly sited. This imposing building now has the most bland name ever to grace such a lovely edifice, Main Building, but, when it was officially opened by the Earl of Plymouth on 14 October 1909, it was considered one of the jewels in Cardiff’s crown. You can read more about its history here.

From the Evening Express newspaper, 14 October 1909