100 days in Cardiff – Sea Lock Graffiti Mural

We Are Cardiff contributor Jeremy Rees is recording his days in and around Cardiff with 100 photographs of local points of interest. We’ll be publishing some of them here on We Are Cardiff – and make sure you tune in to Jeremy as he presents the Saturday Soulful Breakfast on Radio Cardiff!

Sea Lock Graffiti Mural

sea lock mural

“This huge mural adorns the wall under an overpass and is located at the Windsor Esplanade entrance to Hamadryad Park. It has six panels each depicting a theme connected with the maritime history of Cardiff Docks, and is an early example of the work of the renowned artist Kyle Legall. I really like his work, and indeed his portrait of Blues pioneer Robert Johnson hangs on my living room wall (one day when I’m feeling lazy I shall post it as my pic of the day…). Hamadryad Park is a great open space which runs from the Wetlands along the mouth of the River Taff. The park takes its name from a ship which was moored nearby in the late 19th Century which served as a hospital for merchant seamen, and subsequently the Victorian hospital which took on the name, a building which still stands near the Clarence Embankment entrance to the park, though it is about to be turned into a new housing development.”

Thanks Jeremy! Catch you next time…

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