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  1. TH63

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    My grandfather would probably played around that time.
    He, and his team, would walk from Newport, play at Roath Park then walk back again.
    He was a docker, decent player, got picked for Wales then managed to break his hand at work before the match.
     
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    The Opening of Roath Park, June, 1894
     
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    What part of Roath Park are we looking at here do you think?
     
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    :yikes: Never knew about this
     
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    Procession for the opening of Roath Park enters Wellfield rd 1894
     
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    Cow and Snuffers Landofnorth
     
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    Cardiff Uni, with the museum still being built (top right) 1923
     
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    Leckwith Road 1980

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    'The Ole', Crockherbtown Tunnel, where the Glamorganshire Canal passed 345ft under Queen St
     
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    If the camera panned to the left you might be able to see the sun glinting off my conservatory.
     
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    Great pic. Here's how it looks now:

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    Remarkably, the view stretch of road has not altered much. A couple of chimney stacks gone and also the ivy. There is some pretty grim rendering on the front garden wall of the corner house and I reckon the dwarf stone wall on the right of the road is the original one. You also realise how intrusive modern road signs are, even though we take them for granted.
     
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    The pictures were taken from the same spot but the pub looks miles away in the bottom one :hehe:
     
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    The Google one is taken with the panoramic car camera, which results in distortion, particularly of objects closer to the camera. As a result, some things appear further away. I'm sure that the resident OOCC photographer @Arkay Dubya can explain that better.
    :arkay2:
     
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    That's pretty much it TDA. It's the curvature of the wide angle lens that creates the distortion.
     
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    East Gate Triumphal Arch, Crockherbtown (now Queen Street) - 1868.
     
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    This church was bombed during the war it stood on the junction of City rd/Newport Road where Eastgate house is now opposite St James’s church. It was demolished in the 60’s to make way for Eastgate house.
     
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