My walk this week is another recap – a September walk round Roath Park in Cardiff in 2016. It is a popular park for humans, dogs and a multitude of birds of many different varieties. Although the shot below is of ordinary pigeons (they are interesting creatures in their own right) the view of them all lined up like spectators on top of the curved fence demanded that I photograph them.
I can’t remember why I was in Cardiff but I can clearly remember being in the park and enjoying the surrounding sights and sounds and the activities of people and birds alike.
My selection of images from this walk is different to when they were originally posted but the character and atmosphere of the place remains the same. On a nice warm September afternoon people and animals were taking time out from the hubbub of city life and although the ambient backdrop of the city is always there, the relaxed activities of people and birds on land and on water is like a natural island in the mind as well as in the built environment.
Roath Park Soundscape
So click the play button or soundscape title above for a listen and then the first image below to see the full images in sequence (not available like this on the mobile WordPress Reader in which case click the Visit button via the … menu or open in your mobile’s internet browser).
As is often the case I like the captions almost as much as the captures—“spectating”—“reflecting” (it does look as though it’s having a little think)—and my favourite, “sitting ducks”. You’ve evoked the atmosphere and life that are usually found in city parks so very well.
Thank you Chris. I try my best