Sunny autumn afternoons are a treasured rarity in Wales, so how do Canton families fill a Sunday afternoon?
A family of three stop by the glimmering pond, discarding bikes and scooters haphazardly by the pavement. Mum carefully hands out bread to the two kids, reminding the little boy to break up the pieces into small bits while his sister hurls her crumbs far to the back of a quacking crowd.
This family joined several others in Thompson’s Park enjoying a sunny Sunday afternoon in one of Cardiff’s oldest public parks.
First opened in 1891 by owner Charles Thompson, the park features a large green field above a duck pond and is a popular spot for Canton locals.
A fountain with a bronze statue of a young boy sits next to the pond, which lends to the playful air of young families.
On this Sunday afternoon, though, the spot to be was by the duck pond. With every person stopping by, the ducks would congregate in hopes of some delicious treat.
Shrieks of delighted children interspersed with the ducks’ incessant quacking to create the perfect autumn afternoon soundtrack.