It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I’ve written on here. So much for my New Year’s Resolution to use social media more (although I have gotten better at Twitter at least). Maybe this can be a summer’s resolution to do this more regularly (once every week or two) – although the summer’s half over so maybe that doesn’t work either.
I meant to post last fall and last spring…but then time got away from me, or I wasn’t sure what I wanted to post. I did get some good ideas when I presented a poster of my in-progress thesis work at the National Council on Public History. I’d hoped that had inspired me but I came back to end of semester things and moving – and then working out other details and the idea to post fell by the wayside again. Now I’m hoping posting something will inspire work on my Cardiff Castle thesis chapter, which for some reason, has not been coming together nearly as well as I’d like.
But even though my writing is taking awhile, I’ve greatly been enjoying looking at early postcards and other photos of Cardiff Castle on the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales website, Coflein. I like to see if I can see differences from my own visit to the castle last summer and guess the date of the image. There are aerial shots of the castle and city as well as images of the walls, towers, and keep. At the end of the collection are even some images of the excavation and reconstruction of the Roman walls during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Enjoy the Cardiff Castle collection at: http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/33/images/CARDIFF+CASTLE/?show=all