Cardiff is a Welsh capital. The last decade brought great changes to it. And it is not the end of the city's changing its view as construction of new buildings and reconstruction of old once is still in full swing. The most noticeable change of all is a modern image of the Millennium Stadium which occupies the western part of the city centre. Though the changes are really significant the optimistic atmosphere all around them still remains.
It is hard to imagine that Cardiff used to be one of the great powerhouses of the British Empire with all its vast amounts of exploiting and exporting coal from Valleys nearby and steel from the South Wales. It happened so that in the last quarter of the 20th century all these industries almost died and there were no optimistic prospective for any further development of the region. But the government and the European Union offered great support and significant encouragement that resulted in looking for new ways for the region development as there are still things to offer.
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