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February 2017 issue
Cardiff After Dark
by Maciej Dakowicz
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Cardiff. The capital of Wales. An average British city you could say, but with one quite unusual street. St Mary Street, by day, is filled with shoppers, commuters and office workers. Come Saturday night it is transformed into a thumping party scene. Sooner or later, most alcohol fuelled fun-seekers end up in one of St Mary Street’s many bars, pubs and clubs.  Everything takes place in public: drinking, fighting, kissing, crying and sleeping. There are queues outside popular bars and the security guards together with police, keep an eye on the whole spectacle. Supermen chat up Playboy Bunnies, somebody takes a nap on the pavement, the hungry ones finish their portions of chips, the needy ones urinate by the wall. Bins overflow and the policemen stop another argument or fight. Nobody seems to worry about tomorrow, what matters is here and
now. Then a taxi back home if you are lucky to find one, if not a slow drunk walk back. A quiet hungover Sunday and another week at work or school. Until the next weekend begins....