Tuesday 7 February 2012: Creu Gwir Fel Gwydr O Ffwrnais Awen
Or ... Creating Truth Like Glass From The Furnace Of Inspiration ...
The English inscription "In These Stones Horizons Sing" is also a line from a poem by Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis.
There are some stunning pieces of architecture in Cardiff now. The Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay is one of them. Unbelievably it has been open for eight years now, and was ten years ago this month work began on it.
It is an incredible venue for arts and entertainment. I have only visited it on a couple of occasions to see a musical or a play, and was blown away by the grand design both inside and out. Standing beneath the vast overhang leaves one feeling a slight fear of the massive weight supported above you.
The whole front of the building you can see is constructed from copper. The cladding is all slate mined from across Wales. The various hues of slate, purple, green, blue, grey and black represent all four corners of the principality.
Like a lot of coastal cities their wealth and history was created from the mines and mineral wealth further in land.
The area is also rather well known for being the setting for The Hub, the home to Torchwood, a science fiction program made by the BBC. The Hub was destroyed in five part series called Children Of Earth. Cardiff Bay trustees have allowed one wall to become an official fan shrine, and it makes for a fascinating visit.
As I said in yesterday's back blip .. I wonder how many people give it a second look now.