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out & about

Closer to home in Cardiff, or further afield in the UK. A place for day trips, overnight stays and snippets of the UK. If you would like to work with me on some Cardiff or UK based content, get in touch!

a visit to roath park (and a little bit of cathays cemetary)

out & about, photography by

a couple of weeks ago i went to roath park to take some photos. it was far too hot for me and by the time i walked home i was melting into nothingness. totally worth it for some lovely photos though, and for the first time in 4 years of living here i finally walked all the way around the lake! i don’t know why i hadn’t before. here’s to many more photo walks.

purple flowers
two flowers
pink flowers
hello cutie
cheeky goose
i did a little video of some of the birds – it’s a bit shaky but i want to get into doing a bit of video every now and then, so it’s a start! :)

poppy and cow parsley

a visit to the V&A museum of childhood

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lion in cage - museum of childhood
i’m writing this about two years after i actually went to the v&a museum of childhood, ha! i was sorting through my photos recently and came across these from when i went a couple years ago. at the time i only had my kit lens and didn’t know how to use my camera as well as i do now, so a lot of these photos were quite dark and the white balance was totally off. a bit of photo editing later and i have some presentable photos to show for my time.

toy - museum of childhood
articulated doll - museum of childhood
monkey toy - museum of childhood
am i the only one that’s a little creeped out by this monkey? though i am loving that mustard top and red bow. i used to have a toy panda with glassy eyes too and after a while it totally creeped me out and i had to hide it.

doll toy - museum of childhood
cowboy outfit - museum of childhood
coloured block game - museum of childhood
how nice is the work on that little cowboy jacket? love the colours too. i bet you couldn’t find anything like that nowadays. i am totally baffled as to what the thing pictured below it is. some kind of game involving donkeys/horses? i have to admit, i was just drawn to the coloured shapes.

model town - museum of childhood
fox mask - museum of childhood
i’d absolutely love to go back some day and have a look around! it was so fun and inspiring, and looking back through these photos took me straight back. hopefully in the future when i have a bit more money, i can go to a few more interesting museums in london and around the uk.

have you been to the museum of childhood? any other museum recommendations?

the wellcome collection

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eyeball -wellcome collection
if you like things that are weird, curious and a little creepy, the wellcome collection is the place for you! i actually went a couple years ago and took these then, but rediscovered them when sorting through my photos recently. the photos were a little dark and ‘off’ but i managed to save them. i did take loads more but these were the best of the bunch.

body slice - wellcome collection
carved pills - wellcome collection
weird body - wellcome collection
there was a huge mounted piece full of (hundreds?) of intricate hand carved pills. i think they were in the shapes of body parts, but i’m not entirely sure. below that is a weird mishapen/mutated person. on the back of the legs there were sores and such. it was quite gross, but i couldn’t not look. i should warn you, this probably isn’t a place for the squeamish and easily creeped out among you.

map - - wellcome collection
i’d love recommendations for weird places in london and the UK to visit in the future!