Today we walked over to Cardiff Bay with Mr. TBaM's visiting parents. The walk over to Pizza Express takes us past this scuplture, a well-known one in the area, and one that I find haunting and poignant. From one angle, this shows a face, from the other side, it is the wreck of a ship.
"This is the Merchant Seafarers' War Memorial, which commemorates the merchant seamen of Cardiff and the surrounding area who left during the Second World War, never to return."
My maternal great, grandfather (William) was a captain on a boat sailing out of Cardiff during the Second World War. He died at sea but no details have ever been given or known about his death, which is shrouded in mystery. William, like many other men, was enlisted to help out with secret missions during this time, and it seems that he is one of these faceless men to which this sculpture is dedicated.