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Tiled portraits on the Capitol

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Mikey87

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Tiled portraits on the Capitol

PostTue Sep 12, 2017 7:54 pm

Hi guys. Does anyone have any info on these portraits? I think I read somewhere that they came from a cafe.
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Re: Tiled portraits on the Capitol

PostTue Sep 12, 2017 8:07 pm

I remember that they were from the Dutch cafe that was on the site before development.

Let's not tear down any more beautiful old buildings for hideous tat eh?
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Re: Tiled portraits on the Capitol

PostTue Sep 12, 2017 10:03 pm

Simon_SW17 wrote:I remember that they were from the Dutch cafe that was on the site before development.

Let's not tear down any more beautiful old buildings for hideous tat eh?


The Dutch Cafe closed in the fifties, but the portraits remained above street level as can be seen below.

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Re: Tiled portraits on the Capitol

PostTue Sep 12, 2017 10:19 pm

Thank you. Were only 3 portraits salvaged?
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Re: Tiled portraits on the Capitol

PostTue Sep 12, 2017 10:32 pm

Great building that was with the portraits. shame.
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Re: Tiled portraits on the Capitol

PostWed Sep 13, 2017 8:30 am

Simon_SW17 wrote:Let's not tear down any more beautiful old buildings for hideous tat eh?


I thought that this was the brief for Cardiff council planning committee. :lol:
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Re: Tiled portraits on the Capitol

PostWed Sep 13, 2017 12:11 pm

Mikey87 wrote:Thank you. Were only 3 portraits salvaged?

I believe all 4 were originally incorporated, but one was removed when the Capitol centre had a modern refurb... But I can't seem to find any photographs to prove it...
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Re: Tiled portraits on the Capitol

PostThu Sep 14, 2017 8:50 pm

Do you think the 4th is in the building perhaps? Stored away.
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Re: Tiled portraits on the Capitol

PostFri Sep 15, 2017 10:20 am

The 4th is on the wall in the Centre's management suite.

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