Archive for October, 2007

Metro Mosiac

October 31, 2007  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  1 Comment

Whitley Mosiac, Newcastle, UK

Just in time for holloween, is this a remarkable mosaic that is one of three featured in the Whitley Bay Metro station.

We’ll hop on the Metro tomorrow, and travel to Monument station in the City Centre!

Happy holloween, everybody!

St. George Church

October 30, 2007  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  1 Comment

coast church - Newcastle, UK

Also in Cullercoats bay, this gorgeous church, St. George’s, stands overlooking the beach. It’s impressive, and can also be seen by those incoming by airplane.

Bill’s Fish

October 29, 2007  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments

bill's fish- Newcastle, UK

Traveling towards Tynemouth, you will come across this take away spot near Cullercoats bay. I think it has the best fish and chips around. Anyone want to prove me wrong?

you are not here

October 28, 2007  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  1 Comment

you are not here- Newcastle, UK

Continuing on our way, there is a house on the left that has “you are not here” above the door. Perhaps there is a surrealist living inside?

beach

October 27, 2007  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  7 Comments

beach- Newcastle, UK

Four more days at the beach, and we’ll head inland. This beach features the most surfers, all clad in warm wetsuits, of course!

In other news, happy 24th birthday to me!

Visit by the Duke of Edinburgh

October 26, 2007  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments

We’ll return to the Whitley Bay area tomorrow, but first, this commercial break:

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If you visited the City Centre yesterday, you would have come across a big to-do in front of the Civic Center. Newcastle was visited by HRH Prince Philip, who was present at the rededication of a sculpture titled “The Response”, depicting men leaving for battle. The sculpture has recently undergone a cleaning, removing more than 80 years of dirt and grime. Before, viewers were unable to see the textures in the clothing, but now they are able to again. It was interesting to see the bustle in the days leading up to the dedication as Flowers were planted (in October!) and the grounds were spruced up.

I’m posting a second picture, one of the prince himself, because it wasn’t really a photo of Newcastle, and I didn’t think it was right to make it a seperate post. So enjoy two pics, it won’t happen very often!

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Newcastle Uni Marine Lab

October 25, 2007  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments

NU marine lab- Newcastle, UK

Continuing on our journey south, is this, the Newcastle Uni Marine Lab. It’s interesting to stare at and wonder what kinds of mysterious experiments are taking place inside! I bet there’s some really cool algea there!

Sands of Time

October 24, 2007  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  7 Comments

sands of time- Newcastle, UK

This clock stands on the beach overlooking Whitley Bay. The steps lead right down almost to the waves!

St. Mary’s Lighthouse

October 23, 2007  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments

St. Mary's Lighthouse- Newcastle, UK

I’ve decided to take you on a little tour. This is St. Mary’s lighthouse that I mentioned yesterday that those in the planes see when approaching landing. The interesting thing about this lighthouse is that when the tide comes in, it covers the causeway, making the lighthouse into an island!

From the plane

October 22, 2007  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments

View from the plane- Newcastle, UK

This was my first view of Newcastle, so I deemed it appropriate to post this as my first photograph to share with you all. Most flights take a route along the River Tyne, going out over the coast, and then heading back inland to the runway. If you travel to Whitley Bay, you can watch the planes come in and follow this route, dipping sideways and giving a great view of St. Mary’s lighthouse. If you look closely at the middle of the photograph, you can see the Sage Gateshead and the Tyne Bridges.

Hi, I’m Cassandra. I’ve been around the last 8 or 9 months or so. I think i’ve posted as C. Ann before, if that helps to give you a clue. I’m a student at Newcastle Uni, and i’ve fallen in love with this city! I hope I can live up to the standard that Chris has set.

Please let me know of any requests or locations you’d like to see photographed here, and let’s all wish Chris a good break.

P.S. Please forgive the quality, as this was taken just after sunrise through a scratchy plane window :)