From destitute docks to tourist hot spot - the amazing transformation of Cardiff Bay in pictures
With its pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities, Cardiff Bay today is a far cry from its 19th century self when it was a famous dock, importing and exporting goods around the world.
Indeed, it's a world away from that bustling yet grimy port, when the building of the Glamorganshire Canal in 1790 eventually saw iron and coal brought down from the Valleys to Cardiff.
Seafarers from all around the globe made the city their home, while a number of docks - Bute East Dock, Roath Basin and the Queen Alexandra Dock etc - were built to handle the rapidly increasing trade with the rest of the globe.
But, after WWII, coal demand began to fall and, by the 1980s, Cardiff Bay had become neglected and run down.
That is until the turn of the millennium and the introduction of a massive regeneration project which led to the Barrage, Mermaid Quay and everything else we associate with the modern-day tourist destination it is today.