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Re: Cardiff's skyline, and the best places to view it

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:40 am
by Kyle
Although none of the buildings are that tall, it's really nice to see the Central Square area adding a lot more density to the skyline. It'll be even better if and when they get the plot next to HMRC done (although we don't know what that is actually going to be yet) and the Interchange with the residential tower.

On top of that Central Quay is really going to add to this, but it'll be a few years before it has much impact I think.

Re: Cardiff's skyline, and the best places to view it

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:24 am
by DJKiran
Here's the view from Crwys Road

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Re: Cardiff's skyline, and the best places to view it

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:19 pm
by neukreuz
Ah, re. my earlier post, I should have realised that was taken from Crwys Road and not the Fitzroy Street footbridge. That's quite an impressive angle with the new developments included and if it wasn't for that sodding overgrown leylandii, Capital Tower (still by far my favourite tower in Cardiff), City Hall's clock tower and a distant Stadium House and the spires of the stadium themselves would be visible to the right of the cluster without the view being broken by said tree, as shown on Google Steetview.

https://imgur.com/gUHPgKL

Re: Cardiff's skyline, and the best places to view it

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:50 pm
by jonbvn
The Ty Mawr has a good view. Would recommend travelling further up the hill to get an even better view.

See attached from Streetview

Re: Cardiff's skyline, and the best places to view it

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:36 pm
by EvanRoberts
View from the top of the Garth is pretty good, especially with binoculars.

Re: Cardiff's skyline, and the best places to view it

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:01 am
by neukreuz
Excellent view over the city here and I'd like to see it now with the completion of the new towers, but I can't for the life of me work out where the photo has been taken from. Obvious somewhere to the west-northwest of the city centre, but where?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rockinsue ... otostream/

That would make for a good skyline overview for Cardiff's Wikipedia page if it wasn't for the less-than-attractive (and unavoidable) roofs and streetlights in the foreground!

Re: Cardiff's skyline, and the best places to view it

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:51 am
by Mr Blue Sky
neukreuz wrote:Excellent view over the city here and I'd like to see it now with the completion of the new towers, but I can't for the life of me work out where the photo has been taken from. Obvious somewhere to the west-northwest of the city centre, but where?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rockinsue ... otostream/

That would make for a good skyline overview for Cardiff's Wikipedia page if it wasn't for the less-than-attractive (and unavoidable) roofs and streetlights in the foreground!


It’s taken from Hill View in Pentrebane.

Re: Cardiff's skyline, and the best places to view it

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:10 am
by paul cardiffwalesmap
That's a great view! but it would be considerably better now with a number of additions since 2012 when that picture was taken. So there's the challenge - an up to date skyline from this location (well not exact as that would probably be trespassing!!)

Incidentally if anyone would like to send me... paul@cardiffwalesmap.com a cardiff skyline photo that they think should be shown here then I'll post it above as the forum banner 'pic of the day'. I've had some superb contributions in the past with this idea. If you're familiar with photoshop or similar software then the exact dimensions are 980px x 190px if not no worries I'll crop it and share it with the many like minded 'Cardiff-centric' visitors to this site! ;) and with a credit to the contributor (unless you specify different when emailing me)

Re: Cardiff's skyline, and the best places to view it

PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:49 pm
by Mr Blue Sky
That’s a good shot of the skyline in the banner today. I use an iPad rather than a computer to access the internet and my version of Google Earth has a very up-to-date representation of Cardiff - it looks to be from August. Bridge St is topped out and the Capital Quarter tower is very prominent. I’m not sure if this applies to other versions of GE.

London and Manchester, on the other hand, are still languishing in 2016 with no sign of the dozens of topped-out and under construction skyscrapers in either city on Google Earth.

Re: Cardiff's skyline, and the best places to view it

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:02 am
by jones4891
https://www.reddit.com/r/Cardiff/commen ... n_cardiff/

A nice shot of the skyline during the recent snow on the Cardiff Reddit board.