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South East Wales

Steve Purnell | View From The Norwegian Church

View From The Norwegian Church

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Four Minutes At Cardiff Bay Mono

Four Minutes At Cardiff Bay Mono

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Dramatic Sky Over Cardiff Bay

Dramatic Sky Over Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Thirty Seconds at Big Pit

Thirty Seconds at Big Pit

This long exposure image taken at Big Pit mining museum has not only blurred the clouds but also the turning pithead wheels. Big Pit is a former coal mining colliery near Blaenavon in Gwent, South Wales, United Kingdom. It was a working pit from 1860 to 1980. In 2001 it was taken over by the National Museum of Wales who undertook a redevelopment programme, reopening it as an industrial museum in 2004 and winning the prestigious Gulbekian Prize for Museum of the Year in the same year.
Steve Purnell | Big Pit Black And White

Big Pit Black And White

Big Pit is a former coal mining colliery near Blaenavon in Gwent, South Wales, United Kingdom. It was a working pit from 1860 to 1980. In 2001 it was taken over by the National Museum of Wales who undertook a redevelopment programme, reopening it as an industrial museum in 2004 and winning the prestigious Gulbekian Prize for Museum of the Year in the same year.
Steve Purnell | Big Pit

Big Pit

Big Pit is a former coal mining colliery near Blaenavon in Gwent, South Wales, United Kingdom. It was a working pit from 1860 to 1980. In 2001 it was taken over by the National Museum of Wales who undertook a redevelopment programme, reopening it as an industrial museum in 2004 and winning the prestigious Gulbekian Prize for Museum of the Year in the same year.
Steve Purnell | Thirty Seconds At Big Pit Mono

Thirty Seconds At Big Pit Mono

This long exposure image taken at Big Pit mining museum has not only blurred the clouds but also the turning pithead wheels. Big Pit is a former coal mining colliery near Blaenavon in Gwent, South Wales, United Kingdom. It was a working pit from 1860 to 1980. In 2001 it was taken over by the National Museum of Wales who undertook a redevelopment programme, reopening it as an industrial museum in 2004 and winning the prestigious Gulbekian Prize for Museum of the Year in the same year.
Steve Purnell | Mumbles Pier 4

Mumbles Pier 4

Mumbles Pier is an 835 feet (255 m) long Victorian pier built in 1898. It is located at the south-western corner of Swansea Bay near the village of Mumbles within the city and county of Swansea, Wales. The pier is used only for fishing and tourism, offering panoramic views of Swansea Bay with the Mumbles Lighthouse on one side and Port Talbot on the other. Halfway along the Pier on the Bay side is a Royal National Lifeboat Institution lifeboat station. Still housing the historical records of the local Mumbles lifeboat, the House also currently handles the 'Tyne' Class boat. In 2014 a new Tamer class lifeboat entered service at The Mumbles, and is now housed in a new, larger, boathouse with a slipway which were constructed at the end of the pier.
Steve Purnell | A Seat With A View Over Limeslade Bay

A Seat With A View Over Limeslade Bay

Limeslade Bay is a small cove just to the west of Bracelet Bay in the south east corner of the Gower Peninsula, near Swansea in south Wales. It is a sheltered, mainly rocky beach with little sand. Bathing is possible. From Limeslade Bay there is a cliff walk to Langland Bay, about half a mile to the west.
Steve Purnell | The Big Apple, Swansea

The Big Apple, Swansea

Swansea's Big Apple is believed to be the last remaining kiosk of several built by a cider company in the 1930's to promote their products. Situated on the hill between Mumbles Pier and Bracelet Bay the kiosk now serves ice cream, refreshments and souvenirs to tourists and is probably one of Swansea's best known landmarks. In 2009 it was badly damaged when a car ran into it but it was rebuilt and reopened in 2010.
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier

Penarth Pier

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as 'The Garden by the Sea'
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier 1 Mono

Penarth Pier 1 Mono

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as 'The Garden by the Sea'
Steve Purnell | Three Minutes At Penarth Pier

Three Minutes At Penarth Pier

Arriving at the pier this morning I was disappointed as the weather was misty, However after about an hour the mist lifted and I managed to capture this scene. Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as The Garden by the Sea.
Steve Purnell | Three Minutes At Penarth Pier Mono

Three Minutes At Penarth Pier Mono

Arriving at the pier this morning I was disappointed as the weather was misty, However after about an hour the mist lifted and I managed to capture this scene. Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as The Garden by the Sea.
Steve Purnell | Barry Island Beach Huts

Barry Island Beach Huts

These new beach huts at Barry Island in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales in the United Kingdom were constructed and opened in 2014. Barry Island (Welsh: Ynys y Barri) is a district, peninsula and seaside resort, forming part of the town of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. It is named after the 6th century Saint Baruc. Barry's stretch of coast, on the Bristol Channel, has the world's second highest tidal range of 15 metres (49 ft), second only to Bay of Fundy in Eastern Canada. The peninsula was an island until the 1880s when it was linked to the mainland as the town of Barry expanded. This was partly due to the opening of Barry Docks by the Barry Railway Company. Established by David Davies, the docks now link up the gap which used to form Barry Island. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Steve Purnell | Gandalfs Hat at Barry Island

Gandalfs Hat at Barry Island

Gandalf's Hat is situated on the promenade at Barry Island in Wales, United Kingdom near the beach huts. It has been designed as an open air performance area. These beach huts at Barry Island in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales in the United Kingdom were constructed and opened in 2014. Barry Island (Welsh: Ynys y Barri) is a district, peninsula and seaside resort, forming part of the town of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. It is named after the 6th century Saint Baruc. Barry's stretch of coast, on the Bristol Channel, has the world's second highest tidal range of 15 metres (49 ft), second only to Bay of Fundy in Eastern Canada. The peninsula was an island until the 1880s when it was linked to the mainland as the town of Barry expanded. This was partly due to the opening of Barry Docks by the Barry Railway Company. Established by David Davies, the docks now link up the gap which used to form Barry Island. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Steve Purnell | Roath Park Lake 1

Roath Park Lake 1

A picture postcard day at Roath Park in Cardiff. I spent many days fishing on the banks of the lake in my youth and this place holds many memories for me. The park was built on 130 acres of land which was donated to the city in 1887, primarily by the Marquis of Bute. A lighthouse was constructed in the lake containing a scale model of the 'Terra Nova' ship to commemorate Captain Scott's ill-fated voyage to the Antarctic from Cardiff in 1910.
Steve Purnell | Roath Park Lake 1 Monochrome

Roath Park Lake 1 Monochrome

A picture postcard day at Roath Park in Cardiff. I spent many days fishing on the banks of the lake in my youth and this place holds many memories for me. The park was built on 130 acres of land which was donated to the city in 1887, primarily by the Marquis of Bute. A lighthouse was constructed in the lake containing a scale model of the 'Terra Nova' ship to commemorate Captain Scott's ill-fated voyage to the Antarctic from Cardiff in 1910.
Steve Purnell | Roath Park Lighthouse

Roath Park Lighthouse

The Scott Memorial Lighthouse stands in Roath Park Lake in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. The lighthouse was erected in 1915 in memory of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his companions who died whilst trying to reach the South Pole in 1912.
Steve Purnell | Roath Park Lighthouse Mono

Roath Park Lighthouse Mono

The Scott Memorial Lighthouse stands in Roath Park Lake in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. The lighthouse was erected in 1915 in memory of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his companions who died whilst trying to reach the South Pole in 1912.
Steve Purnell | Hayes Island Snack Bar Cardiff 2

Hayes Island Snack Bar Cardiff 2

Hayes Island Snack Bar is a popular snack bar situated on the Hayes in Cardiff city centre.
Steve Purnell | Two Minutes At Barry Island

Two Minutes At Barry Island

A two minute exposure over Whitmore Bay, Barry Island, Barry in Wales, United Kingdom.
Steve Purnell | Water Bus Stop Bute Park Cardiff

Water Bus Stop Bute Park Cardiff

The Water Bus stop at Bute Park in Cardiff.
Steve Purnell | Water Bus Stop Bute Park Cardiff Mono

Water Bus Stop Bute Park Cardiff Mono

The Water Bus stop at Bute Park in Cardiff.
Steve Purnell | Merchant Seafarers Memorial Cardiff Bay

Merchant Seafarers Memorial Cardiff Bay

The Maritime Memorial is a sculpture situated on the waterfront outside the Welsh Assembly Government building (Y Senedd) in Cardiff Bay. It is fashioned out of metal in the shape of the bow of a boat.
Steve Purnell | Merchant Seafarers Memorial Cardiff Bay Toned

Merchant Seafarers Memorial Cardiff Bay Toned

The Maritime Memorial is a sculpture situated on the waterfront outside the Welsh Assembly Government building (Y Senedd) in Cardiff Bay. It is fashioned out of metal in the shape of the bow of a boat.
Steve Purnell | Merchant Seafarers Memorial Cardiff Bay Monochrome

Merchant Seafarers Memorial Cardiff Bay Monochrome

The Maritime Memorial is a sculpture situated on the waterfront outside the Welsh Assembly Government building (Y Senedd) in Cardiff Bay. It is fashioned out of metal in the shape of the bow of a boat.
Steve Purnell | The Principality Stadium Cardiff 1 Mono

The Principality Stadium Cardiff 1 Mono

The Principality Stadium, formerly known as The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital city, Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events.
Steve Purnell | The Principality Stadium Cardiff 1

The Principality Stadium Cardiff 1

The Principality Stadium, formerly known as The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital city, Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events.
Steve Purnell | The Principality Stadium Cardiff 1 Toned

The Principality Stadium Cardiff 1 Toned

The Principality Stadium, formerly known as The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital city, Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events.
Steve Purnell | The Principality Stadium Cardiff 2

The Principality Stadium Cardiff 2

The Principality Stadium, formerly known as The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital city, Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events.
Steve Purnell | The Principality Stadium Cardiff 2 Mono

The Principality Stadium Cardiff 2 Mono

The Principality Stadium, formerly known as The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital city, Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events.
Steve Purnell | Cardiff Bay Skyline

Cardiff Bay Skyline

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Cheesy

Cheesy

Castle Arcade is a Victorian shopping arcade and one of several historic shopping arcades in Cardiff city centre. Started in 1887 it is now home to a variety of small boutique shops including cafes and delicatessens. Together with Cardiff Market they are the only two level shopping arcades in Cadiff. There are also several shops on the upper gallery level. Castle Arcade was Grade II listed in 1975.
Steve Purnell | The Arcade Cafe

The Arcade Cafe

Castle Arcade is a Victorian shopping arcade and one of several historic shopping arcades in Cardiff city centre. Started in 1887 it is now home to a variety of small boutique shops including cafes and delicatessens. Together with Cardiff Market they are the only two level shopping arcades in Cadiff. There are also several shops on the upper gallery level. Castle Arcade was Grade II listed in 1975.
Steve Purnell | Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre

The inscription reads - Within Thes Stones Horizons Sing and a Welsh inscription - Creu Gwir fel gwydr o ffwrnais awen, which means Creating truth like glass from the furnace of inspiration. Wales Millennium Centre (Welsh: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru) is an arts centre located in the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.
Steve Purnell | Dare Valley Country Park Monochrome

Dare Valley Country Park Monochrome

A wonderful autumn sky over Dare Valley Country Park in Aberdare.
Steve Purnell | Dare Valley Country Park

Dare Valley Country Park

A wonderful autumn sky over Dare Valley Country Park in Aberdare.
Steve Purnell | Llancayo Mill Usk

Llancayo Mill Usk

Llancayo Mill is a 19th Century mill situated near the village of Llancayo just outside Usk in Gwent, Wales, United Kingdom. Having fallen into disrepair it has now been restored in a restoration project which was undertaken between July 2006 and July 2009. It is now a high quality holiday home.
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier Mono

Penarth Pier Mono

A heavy sea fog envelops Penarth Pier. Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as The Garden by the Sea.
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier

Penarth Pier

A heavy sea fog envelops Penarth Pier. Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as The Garden by the Sea.
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier 1

Penarth Pier 1

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier 2

Penarth Pier 2

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier 2 Mono

Penarth Pier 2 Mono

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Langland Bay Beach Huts 1

Langland Bay Beach Huts 1

Langland Bay is a popular seaside holiday resort in Gower, Swansea in south Wales. In the right conditions, it is one of the best surf beaches in Britain.
Steve Purnell | Langland Bay Beach Hut 2

Langland Bay Beach Hut 2

Langland Bay is a popular seaside holiday resort in Gower, Swansea in south Wales. In the right conditions, it is one of the best surf beaches in Britain.
Steve Purnell | Langland Bay Beach Hut 3

Langland Bay Beach Hut 3

Langland Bay is a popular seaside holiday resort in Gower, Swansea in south Wales. In the right conditions, it is one of the best surf beaches in Britain.
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier Textured

Penarth Pier Textured

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier Textured B&W

Penarth Pier Textured B&W

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Tommy Cooper Antique

Tommy Cooper Antique

The statue of Tommy Cooper which stands in his birthplace town of Caerphilly in South Wales.
Steve Purnell | Tommy Cooper Black And White

Tommy Cooper Black And White

The statue of Tommy Cooper which stands in his birthplace town of Caerphilly in South Wales.
Steve Purnell | Tommy Cooper

Tommy Cooper

The statue of Tommy Cooper which stands in his birthplace town of Caerphilly in South Wales.
Steve Purnell | Why

Why

Overlooking the Welsh Valleys village of Six Bells and standing 20 metres tall The Guardian is a monument created to commemorate the mining disaster at Six Bells Colliery on 28 June 1960 killing 45 of the 48 miners working on the in the West District of the Old Coal Seam. The cause was an explosion from the ignition of firedamp. Designed and created by artist Sebastien Boyesen and built for the 50th anniversaty of the disaster in 2010.
Steve Purnell | The Guardian Graduated Background

The Guardian Graduated Background

Overlooking the Welsh Valleys village of Six Bells and standing 20 metres tall The Guardian is a monument created to commemorate the mining disaster at Six Bells Colliery on 28 June 1960 killing 45 of the 48 miners working on the in the West District of the Old Coal Seam. The cause was an explosion from the ignition of firedamp. Designed and created by artist Sebastien Boyesen and built for the 50th anniversaty of the disaster in 2010.
Steve Purnell | The Guardian

The Guardian

Overlooking the Welsh Valleys village of Six Bells and standing 20 metres tall The Guardian is a monument created to commemorate the mining disaster at Six Bells Colliery on 28 June 1960 killing 45 of the 48 miners working on the in the West District of the Old Coal Seam. The cause was an explosion from the ignition of firedamp. Designed and created by artist Sebastien Boyesen and built for the 50th anniversaty of the disaster in 2010.
Steve Purnell | Pleasure Craft At The Marina

Pleasure Craft At The Marina

Pleasure craft in the marina at Cardiff Bay. Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage.
Steve Purnell | Take Steps To The Bay

Take Steps To The Bay

The view over Cardiff Bay from in front of Y Senedd. Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage.
Steve Purnell | Out In The Bay

Out In The Bay

A view looking back towards Cardiff Bay. Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage.
Steve Purnell | Sing Sing Sing

Sing Sing Sing

The inscription reads - Within These Stones Horizons Sing and a Welsh inscription - Creu Gwir fel gwydr o ffwrnais awen, which means Creating truth like glass from the furnace of inspiration. Wales Millennium Centre (Welsh: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru) is an arts centre located in the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Phase 1 of the building was opened in 2004 and phase 2 opened in 2009. The centre has hosted performances of opera, ballet, dance, comedy and musicals.
Steve Purnell | Cardiff Bay Water Tower

Cardiff Bay Water Tower

This is the water tower situated in Roald Dahl Plass (The Oval Basin) in Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales. Standing 21 metres high it was designed by William Pye, is constructed of stainless steel and is covered in a continuous flow of rollwaving water.
Steve Purnell | Mahatma Gandhi Statue Cardiff

Mahatma Gandhi Statue Cardiff

This statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in October 2017 following three years of fundraising by the Hindu Council of Wales. Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian activist and politician who led the Indian Independence movement against British rule.
Steve Purnell | The Guardian

The Guardian

Overlooking the Welsh Valleys village of Six Bells and standing 20 metres tall The Guardian is a monument created to commemorate the mining disaster at Six Bells Colliery on 28 June 1960 killing 45 of the 48 miners working on the in the West District of the Old Coal Seam. The cause was an explosion from the ignition of firedamp. Designed and created by artist Sebastien Boyesen and built for the 50th anniversaty of the disaster in 2010.
Steve Purnell | Old Mumbles Lifeboat Station Antique

Old Mumbles Lifeboat Station Antique

The Mumbles Lifeboat Station (based in Mumbles, Swansea, Wales) opened in 1835 with a lifeboat that was funded and managed by Swansea Harbour Trustees and was known as Swansea Lifeboat Station. The station was taken over by the RNLI in 1863 and moved to Mumbles in 1866 being situated just off the Mumbles Pier. The station only officially became The Mumbles Lifeboat Station in 1904. The station currently operates a Tamar-class lifeboat and a D-class (IB1) lifeboat from a new building at the end of the pier
Steve Purnell | Captain Scott Exhibition Sails

Captain Scott Exhibition Sails

In 1910 the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, departed from Cardiff Bay in the vessel SS Terra Nova but the expedition ended tragically and never returned. Erected as part of an outdoor exhibition in Cardiff Bay to celebrate the centenary by the Captain Scott Society, the barrage sails form a striking sculpture.
Steve Purnell | Cardiff Bay Dolphins Monochrome

Cardiff Bay Dolphins Monochrome

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Cardiff Bay Dolphins

Cardiff Bay Dolphins

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Cardiff Bay Dolphins Antique

Cardiff Bay Dolphins Antique

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | The Three Ellipses

The Three Ellipses

These concentric circles are called The Three Ellipses For Three Locks and are public street art at the barrage at Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales in the United Kingdom and were designed by the Swiss born artist Felice Varini. The circles can only be seen joined up from one spot.
Steve Purnell | Mumbles Pier 5

Mumbles Pier 5

Mumbles Pier is an 835 feet (255 m) long Victorian pier built in 1898. It is located at the south-western corner of Swansea Bay near the village of Mumbles within the city and county of Swansea, Wales. The pier is used only for fishing and tourism, offering panoramic views of Swansea Bay with the Mumbles Lighthouse on one side and Port Talbot on the other. Halfway along the Pier on the Bay side is a Royal National Lifeboat Institution lifeboat station. Still housing the historical records of the local Mumbles lifeboat, the House also currently handles the 'Tyne' Class boat. In 2014 a new Tamer class lifeboat entered service at The Mumbles, and is now housed in a new, larger, boathouse with a slipway which were constructed at the end of the pier.
Steve Purnell | Big Pit 2

Big Pit 2

Big Pit is a former coal mining colliery near Blaenavon in Gwent, South Wales, United Kingdom. It was a working pit from 1860 to 1980. In 2001 it was taken over by the National Museum of Wales who undertook a redevelopment programme, reopening it as an industrial museum in 2004 and winning the prestigious Gulbekian Prize for Museum of the Year in the same year.
Steve Purnell | Big Pit 2 Black And White

Big Pit 2 Black And White

Big Pit is a former coal mining colliery near Blaenavon in Gwent, South Wales, United Kingdom. It was a working pit from 1860 to 1980. In 2001 it was taken over by the National Museum of Wales who undertook a redevelopment programme, reopening it as an industrial museum in 2004 and winning the prestigious Gulbekian Prize for Museum of the Year in the same year.
Steve Purnell | Mumbles Pier 5

Mumbles Pier 5

Mumbles Pier is an 835 feet (255 m) long Victorian pier built in 1898. It is located at the south-western corner of Swansea Bay near the village of Mumbles within the city and county of Swansea, Wales. The pier is used only for fishing and tourism, offering panoramic views of Swansea Bay with the Mumbles Lighthouse on one side and Port Talbot on the other. Halfway along the Pier on the Bay side is a Royal National Lifeboat Institution lifeboat station. Still housing the historical records of the local Mumbles lifeboat, the House also currently handles the 'Tyne' Class boat. In 2014 a new Tamer class lifeboat entered service at The Mumbles, and is now housed in a new, larger, boathouse with a slipway which were constructed at the end of the pier.
Steve Purnell | The Three Ellipses

The Three Ellipses

These concentric circles are called The Three Ellipses For Three Locks and are public street art at the barrage at Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales in the United Kingdom and were designed by the Swiss born artist Felice Varini. The circles can only be seen joined up from one spot.
Steve Purnell | The Pavilion Penarth Pier Dreamy

The Pavilion Penarth Pier Dreamy

The pavilion at Penarth Pier, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. The pavilion has recently undergone a £4 million refurbishment which has transformed the old duck egg blue roof to a new silver colour with a fish scale pattern. The new complex includes a cinema and cafes. Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier 2

Penarth Pier 2

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier 5

Penarth Pier 5

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier 2 Black and White

Penarth Pier 2 Black and White

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier 3

Penarth Pier 3

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | The Boardwalk

The Boardwalk

This is an image taken in the wetlands area of Cardif Bay, Wales, United Kingdom. When the Cardiff Bay Barrage was created and this area subsequently flooded it created a nature reserve for wild birds and animals. The image has been processed with a lomo effect.
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier 6 Black and White

Penarth Pier 6 Black and White

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Mumbles Lifeboat House

Mumbles Lifeboat House

The Mumbles Lifeboat Station (based in Mumbles, Swansea, Wales) opened in 1835 with a lifeboat that was funded and managed by Swansea Harbour Trustees and was known as Swansea Lifeboat Station. The station was taken over by the RNLI in 1863 and moved to Mumbles in 1866 being situated just off the Mumbles Pier. The station only officially became The Mumbles Lifeboat Station in 1904. The station currently operates a Tamar-class lifeboat and a D-class (IB1) lifeboat from a new building at the end of the pier
Steve Purnell | Mumbles Lifeboat House Square

Mumbles Lifeboat House Square

Ideal for coasters. The Mumbles Lifeboat Station (based in Mumbles, Swansea, Wales) opened in 1835 with a lifeboat that was funded and managed by Swansea Harbour Trustees and was known as Swansea Lifeboat Station. The station was taken over by the RNLI in 1863 and moved to Mumbles in 1866 being situated just off the Mumbles Pier. The station only officially became The Mumbles Lifeboat Station in 1904. The station currently operates a Tamar-class lifeboat and a D-class (IB1) lifeboat from a new building at the end of the pier
Steve Purnell | Merchant Seafarers Memorial Cardiff Bay Monochrome 2

Merchant Seafarers Memorial Cardiff Bay Monochrome 2

This is the Maritime Memorial at Cardiff Bay. Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Newport Market Pig 1 Antique

Newport Market Pig 1 Antique

This bronze sculpture of a Gloucester Old Spot Pig was sculpted by Sebastian Boyesen and stands opposite an entrance to the market in Newport, Gwent. Designed to celebrate 700 years of markets in Newport it was unveiled in 1994.
Steve Purnell | Newport Market Pig 1 Mono

Newport Market Pig 1 Mono

This bronze sculpture of a Gloucester Old Spot Pig was sculpted by Sebastian Boyesen and stands opposite an entrance to the market in Newport, Gwent. Designed to celebrate 700 years of markets in Newport it was unveiled in 1994.
Steve Purnell | Newport Market Pig 2 Antique

Newport Market Pig 2 Antique

This bronze sculpture of a Gloucester Old Spot Pig was sculpted by Sebastian Boyesen and stands opposite an entrance to the market in Newport, Gwent. Designed to celebrate 700 years of markets in Newport it was unveiled in 1994.
Steve Purnell | Newport Market Pig 1

Newport Market Pig 1

This bronze sculpture of a Gloucester Old Spot Pig was sculpted by Sebastian Boyesen and stands opposite an entrance to the market in Newport, Gwent. Designed to celebrate 700 years of markets in Newport it was unveiled in 1994.
Steve Purnell | Newport Market Pig 2 Mono

Newport Market Pig 2 Mono

This bronze sculpture of a Gloucester Old Spot Pig was sculpted by Sebastian Boyesen and stands opposite an entrance to the market in Newport, Gwent. Designed to celebrate 700 years of markets in Newport it was unveiled in 1994.
Steve Purnell | Newport Market Pig 2

Newport Market Pig 2

This bronze sculpture of a Gloucester Old Spot Pig was sculpted by Sebastian Boyesen and stands opposite an entrance to the market in Newport, Gwent. Designed to celebrate 700 years of markets in Newport it was unveiled in 1994.
Steve Purnell | Cardiff Bay Pierhead Building

Cardiff Bay Pierhead Building

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Across The Bay

Across The Bay

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Across The Bay Monochrome

Across The Bay Monochrome

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Cardiff Bay And The Pierhead Building

Cardiff Bay And The Pierhead Building

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Cardiff Bay And The Pierhead Building Mono

Cardiff Bay And The Pierhead Building Mono

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | The Guardian

The Guardian

Overlooking the Welsh Valleys village of Six Bells and standing 20 metres tall The Guardian is a monument created to commemorate the mining disaster at Six Bells Colliery on 28 June 1960 killing 45 of the 48 miners working on the in the West District of the Old Coal Seam.
Steve Purnell | The Guardian

The Guardian

Overlooking the Welsh Valleys village of Six Bells and standing 20 metres tall The Guardian is a monument created to commemorate the mining disaster at Six Bells Colliery on 28 June 1960 killing 45 of the 48 miners working on the in the West District of the Old Coal Seam.
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier Morning Light

Penarth Pier Morning Light

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as 'The Garden by the Sea'
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier Morning Light Mono

Penarth Pier Morning Light Mono

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as 'The Garden by the Sea'
Steve Purnell | Big Pit Colliery

Big Pit Colliery

Big Pit is a former coal mining colliery near Blaenavon in Gwent, South Wales, United Kingdom. It was a working pit from 1860 to 1980. In 2001 it was taken over by the National Museum of Wales who undertook a redevelopment programme, reopening it as an industrial museum in 2004 and winning the prestigious Gulbekian Prize for Museum of the Year in the same year.
Steve Purnell | Cardiff Bay Pierhead

Cardiff Bay Pierhead

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Penyfan Pond HDR Monochrome

Penyfan Pond HDR Monochrome

Penyfan Pond is a canal feeder reservoir situated near Blackwood in Gwent.
Steve Purnell | Pontsticill Reservoir Merthyr Tydfil 2

Pontsticill Reservoir Merthyr Tydfil 2

Pontsticill Reservoir lies just north of the town of Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales, United Kingdom and on the edge of the magnificent Brecon Beacons. It is capable of holding 3,400 million gallons of water behind its' 110 foot embankment which was completed in 1927 it covers 102 hectares of land. Part of the 2011 film Submarine was filmed on the reservoir walkway.
Steve Purnell | Penyfan Pond HDR

Penyfan Pond HDR

Penyfan Pond is a canal feeder reservoir situated near Blackwood in Gwent.
Steve Purnell | Penyfan Pond Long Exposure Monochrome

Penyfan Pond Long Exposure Monochrome

Penyfan Pond is a canal feeder reservoir situated near Blackwood in Gwent.
Steve Purnell | Penyfan Pond Long Exposure

Penyfan Pond Long Exposure

Penyfan Pond is a canal feeder reservoir situated near Blackwood in Gwent.
Steve Purnell | Barry Island Panorama

Barry Island Panorama

Barry Island (Welsh: Ynys y Barri) is a district, peninsula and seaside resort, forming part of the town of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. It is named after the 6th century Saint Baruc. Barry's stretch of coast, on the Bristol Channel, has the world's second highest tidal range of 15 metres (49 ft), second only to Bay of Fundy in Eastern Canada. The peninsula was an island until the 1880s when it was linked to the mainland as the town of Barry expanded.
Steve Purnell | Barry Island

Barry Island

Barry Island (Welsh: Ynys y Barri) is a district, peninsula and seaside resort, forming part of the town of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. It is named after the 6th century Saint Baruc. Barry's stretch of coast, on the Bristol Channel, has the world's second highest tidal range of 15 metres (49 ft), second only to Bay of Fundy in Eastern Canada. The peninsula was an island until the 1880s when it was linked to the mainland as the town of Barry expanded.
Steve Purnell | Rhoose Point Panorama

Rhoose Point Panorama

Rhoose Point (Welsh: Trwyn y Rhws) is the most southerly settlement of mainland Wales. It stands on the Wales Coastal Path a few miles west of Cardiff.
Steve Purnell | Drama Over Rhoose Beach

Drama Over Rhoose Beach

Rhoose Point (Welsh: Trwyn y Rhws) is the most southerly settlement of mainland Wales. It stands on the Wales Coastal Path a few miles west of Cardiff.
Steve Purnell | Drama Over Rhoose Beach Monochrome

Drama Over Rhoose Beach Monochrome

Rhoose Point (Welsh: Trwyn y Rhws) is the most southerly settlement of mainland Wales. It stands on the Wales Coastal Path a few miles west of Cardiff.
Steve Purnell | Autumnal Sunrise Painterly

Autumnal Sunrise Painterly

An early morning walk around Bargoed saw a glorious sunrise and, as I headed north this wonderful autumn view over towards Brithdir met me. This image has been given an oil painting effect.
Steve Purnell | Autumnal Sunrise

Autumnal Sunrise

An early morning walk around Bargoed saw a glorious sunrise and, as I headed north this wonderful autumn view over towards Brithdir met me.
Steve Purnell | The Brecon Beacons Trinity

The Brecon Beacons Trinity

The Brecon Beacons Trinity is an image of Penyfan, Corn Ddu and Cribyn taken from St Sannans churchyard in Bedwellty, some 7 miles away as the crow flies. Penyfan stands in the Brecon Beacons National Park and is the highest peak in South Wales at 886 metres above sea-level.
Steve Purnell | Moody Penarth Pier Triptych

Moody Penarth Pier Triptych

A triptych of long exposure images from Penarth Pier. Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Principaility Stadium North View

Principaility Stadium North View

The Principality Stadium, formerly known as The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital city, Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events.
Steve Purnell | Principaility Stadium North View Monochrome

Principaility Stadium North View Monochrome

The Principality Stadium, formerly known as The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital city, Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events.
Steve Purnell | Principaility Stadium North View Vintage

Principaility Stadium North View Vintage

The Principality Stadium, formerly known as The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital city, Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events.
Steve Purnell | Moody Penarth Pier 1

Moody Penarth Pier 1

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Moody Penarth Pier 2

Moody Penarth Pier 2

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Three Minutes At Melincourt

Three Minutes At Melincourt

A three and a half minute exposure at Melincourt Falls smooths out the water. Melincourt Falls is a spectacular 80 feet high waterfall on Melin Court Brook, a tributary of the Neath River, located near Resolven in South Wales. It is formed where the brook plunges over a resistant band of 'Lower Pennant Sandstone' The falls are considered by some to constitute a part of Waterfall Country though the bulk of these falls are a few miles further northeast at the head of the Vale of Neath. It is a very popular tourist spot.
Steve Purnell | Melincourt Falls Painterly

Melincourt Falls Painterly

Melincourt Falls is a spectacular 80 feet high waterfall on Melin Court Brook, a tributary of the Neath River, located near Resolven in South Wales. It is formed where the brook plunges over a resistant band of 'Lower Pennant Sandstone' The falls are considered by some to constitute a part of Waterfall Country though the bulk of these falls are a few miles further northeast at the head of the Vale of Neath. It is a very popular tourist spot.