by Jem Croucher

In Cardiff the old Custom House
has seen better days
as it and progress have at
some point parted in their ways

Next door the York Hotel
has seen a likewise fate
Both buildings now in sadness
boarded up their future wait

And I can’t help but wonder
what they were like in days of old
before their history faded
and their glory days were sold


Photos – (top): The derelict Custom House & York Hotel, St Mary Street, Cardiff – Jempics; (bottom): the Custom House & York Hotel in their heyday by the (now defunct) Glamorganshire canal – AlanYorkepics.


2 Comments to “Progress”

  1. Its a shame the old buildings left to rot in Briton

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