Deindustrialization has its upside as well as its downside. During the industrial era, rivers were crucial to most manufacturing operations. Now that manufacturing has been off-shored and tech-shored, river corridors have been turned back to the people. Even the canal boats look distinctly recreational. 
In the 1960s, everyone thought troll dolls were going to take over the world, and they did for a while. Now, they seem content to be just a small part of the 20th century nostalgia boom, on sale in Bath's old train station. Can you put a pin in the place where troll dolls were given life by a woodcutter as a birthday present for his daughter? 
While the patient swans are waiting for some throw-me-downs, the kleptoparasite seagulls are steeling food from the grip of indulgency (see the flutter above his hand?), and the scavenger pigeons are cleaning up the mess. 
Flowers can be depended upon to brighten up any landscape. These giant daffodils are pole sculptures, a not-so-subtle reminder that you are in Wales and that St. David's Day is today. The daffodil is Wales' national flower and David is the saint who Christianized the Welsh. 
What is the capital of Wales? Cardiff. What was the capital of Wales sixty years ago? London. In 1955, Cardiff became the official capital of Wales, but it was a capital in name only. The country had no government! In fact, it took until 1997, for the people of Wales to create a National Assembly of their own, now in a new building on the old Cardiff docks.