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Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru

Wales Milenium Centre

 

Locally named the 'Armadillo", the Wales Millenium Centre is located in the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff. It comprises one large theatre and two smaller halls with shops, bars and restaurants and houses the national orchestra and opera, dance, theatre and literature companies, a total of eight arts organisations in residence.


Inscribed on the front of the dome, above the main entrance, are two poetic lines, written by Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis.


The Welsh version is 'Creu Gwir fel gwydr o ffwrnais awen', which means "Creating truth like glass from the furnace of inspiration".


The English inscription is 'In These Stones Horizons Sing'. The lettering is formed by windows in the upstairs bar areas and are internally illuminated at night.


Cardiff 2012

Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru

Wales Milenium Centre

 

Locally named the 'Armadillo", the Wales Millenium Centre is located in the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff. It comprises one large theatre and two smaller halls with shops, bars and restaurants and houses the national orchestra and opera, dance, theatre and literature companies, a total of eight arts organisations in residence.


Inscribed on the front of the dome, above the main entrance, are two poetic lines, written by Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis.


The Welsh version is 'Creu Gwir fel gwydr o ffwrnais awen', which means "Creating truth like glass from the furnace of inspiration".


The English inscription is 'In These Stones Horizons Sing'. The lettering is formed by windows in the upstairs bar areas and are internally illuminated at night.


Cardiff 2012

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Jun 2012, 00:57
Its a very fine night shot, SAVO.
SAVO: Thanks a lot Ray Ray smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Jun 2012, 07:45
This place looks terrifically upmarket SAVO: I aught to go there someday
SAVO: You should and to be honest I did not do the place justice. The Cardiff bay is beautiful!
The words emblazoned at night must be quite a sight as you have shown here so well Savo.
SAVO: Yes it is, quite fascinating!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jun 2012, 08:16
Very cool way to get their message across, SAVO. WOW. Don't you just love the Welsh words (even if you can't understand them!).
SAVO: Ha ha, I know! It is a 'consonant full' language and the pronunciation is always not what it seems!
When you think what Cardiff Bay was once like the transformation in recent years is amazing. Fine picture SAVO
SAVO: I have only known it as this but I am sure it has come some way.
yes a very fine night shot, SAVO.
SAVO: Thank you Juan
A wonderful night capture Savo!
SAVO: Thank you Richard!
I like the glass and mirrors, that is the first thing that caught my eye. Excellent composition! smile
SAVO: Thank you kindly Sue smile
Interesting to know the letters are actually windows...
SAVO: I didn't know that myself until I researched it, Cheers
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jun 2012, 19:02
It is a wonderful building. Cardiff is my home town, though of course this wasn't here when I was growing up! The Bay area is very vibrant with some brilliant buildings.
SAVO: It certainly is a lovely area now. Very relaxing restaurants and of course the bay itself which I would show another time. Cheers
Lovely night shot!
SAVO: Thank you Tom!
I like the way that you framed the Wales Millennium Centre in this night shot SAVO... also the history about it and the translation of the Welsh poetic quote....petersmile
SAVO: Thanks a lot Peter!
Incredible building - you've captured this so beautifully!
SAVO: Thank you Elizabeth!
I like this SAVO, particularly the reflections in the tower smile
SAVO: I am glad you like it Martin!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jun 2012, 22:06
I've never seen a nighttime shot of this before so this is very welcome. I like the warped reflections on the column.
SAVO: Yes i was captivated by the reflections too. Cheers smile

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