Wales were on the brink of qualifying for their third ever major football tournament which meant that thousands of Hungary football fans were in town and ready for a crunch clash in the Euro 2020 qualifying game at the Cardiff City Stadium.
It may have been the first ever opportunity for people from Hungary to have a reason to visit Wales and one person in particular truly left his mark on the city.
Street artist Qwert brought his trademark pasteups of creatures to the capital and left them dotted around the city centre.
From outside the city’s Castle this red creation guarded the gold pillar box whilst people passed on by.
Mimicking Gareth Bale’s heart celebration – this red creature was a Welsh football fans delight!
As the Christmas rush had already began another quirky creation would be found just off the frantic Queen Street next to a Greggs – in Wales you are never too far from a Greggs or a Costa.
Another red creation and another heart gesture – gracefully perched among some classic Welsh architecture.
These really are brightening up Cardiff on such a dull rainy November’s day.
Qwert’s paste-ups can sometimes be found featuring historical elements but always featuring the giant googly eyes – taking it to another zany level!
The Hungarian artist, who now lives in London, also pasted up another piece near the train station in the new Central Square development.
Framed by the concrete surround – this is one chilled out creature!
Other pieces were dotted around this square but were swiftly removed.
Whilst the Hungary football fans visited in huge numbers – so did a wealth of stickers from the travelling fans too.
It’s always great when artists visit and leave their own mark around the city.