07 January 2017

Cardiff: Glamorgan Building



Built in the early 1900s, the Glamorgan Building once housed the Glamorgan County Council but is now home to departments of Cardiff University. With its tall Corinthian columns, the classical facade is impressive, though it’s the massive blocks of sculpture that sit on each side of the frontage that the building is most famous for. They are tributes to the origins of Cardiff’s wealth, one group representing navigation, the other mining. It was a very grey winter’s day today so this image doesn’t show the building at its best, but you can see the mining sculpture in more detail in a previous blog