Millennium centre & pierhead building.

By franken
I've not taken a picture from this angle previously. You get a better picture that shows as to how much the centre hangs over the entrance area. I understand that the copper used in its construction was obtained from recycled hot water tanks and similar.
The building at the bottom right, is the pierhead building and is grade one listed. It was constructed in eighteen ninety seven for the Bute dock company. It's built to a Gothic design and there's all sorts of things sculptured into it. There's a clock on the tower and it's locally known as, "little big ben."
It's not painted red as the colour comes from the outer walls that are constructed from glazed terracotta blocks. It's free to enter and has various rooms that display information about the docks.

Tags: Architecture Cardiff bay Millennium centre Pierhead building cardiff bay

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14 Jan 2019 8:14AM
imposing and gargantuan from this angle.. and i love the pierhead building

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bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
14 Jan 2019 8:25AM
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2060 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2019 8:29AM
The present towering over the past. Creates an interesting story.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
14 Jan 2019 8:44AM
Great presentation 😁
woolybill1 Plus
12 24 74 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2019 8:48AM
That is certainly a weight to have hanging over you, Ken!
An impressive sight. I do rather like the composition, the perspective and inclusion of the older building made me suspect a wider lens than you have actually used.
14 Jan 2019 10:05AM
Extremely impressive structure and capture Ken !
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2019 10:36AM
That's big time recycling. A great pov.
Excellent image
14 Jan 2019 11:00AM
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Mollycat Plus
5 12 2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2019 11:44AM
View point works perfectly Ken.
14 Jan 2019 4:15PM
I agree with leo_nid, a great perspective, great composition.
saltireblue Plus
9 9.4k 35 Norway
14 Jan 2019 6:33PM
Like the mother ship hovering, about to land.

Superb well composed image

Maiwand 12 3 73 England
14 Jan 2019 7:38PM
Excellent POV. Lovely shot.
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2082 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2019 7:39PM
A spectacular bit of copper recycling.
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
14 Jan 2019 8:30PM
Impressive image Ken.
richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
14 Jan 2019 11:40PM
Very impressive Ken!!
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2019 12:16PM
Excellent architecture. Good street shot !!
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