Archive for February, 2008

Audio post

February 29, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments

In honour of the leap year (that once-every-four-years’ weirdness when we get an extra day in February) I’m changing it up a bit today and posting a bit of audio. It comes attached to a rather bumpy video of Grainger Street. The audio is the sound of the bells of St. John the Baptist church. Enjoy!

Was this a crap idea? Should I never do this again?

Revolution

February 28, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

revolution, newcastle, uk

Detail of a column in the Revolution bar near Central Station.

China Town

February 27, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

china town, newcastle, uk

A sunny day in China Town.

graffiti

February 26, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

graffiti, newcastle, uk

One of the many graffiti in the city. This one is near Ouseburn/Byker.

Night

February 25, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  8 Comments

night, newcastle, uk

Night shot of Newcastle Uni campus, St. Mary’s Church, & Haymarket area.

Anyone up for a dailyphoto meet up?

rainbow

February 24, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments

rainbow, newcastle, uk

It rained just long enough for there to be a rainbow yesterday :)

Give & Take – Peter Randall-Page 2005

February 23, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments

honeycomb, newcastle, uk

Location – Trinity Gardens, Quayside
Materials – Naturally eroded glacial boulder
Commissioned by – Silverlink Properties & Newcastle City Council
‘Give and Take’ is carved from a 36-tonne naturally eroded glacial boulder over 3m in height. The boulder, rounded like a giant pebble by glaciation, was unearthed near Fort William in Scotland. The artist acquired it in 1998 and transported the monumental stone to his studio in Devon. Accepting the overall shape of the rock as a given, Peter Randall-Page mapped its entire surface with an unbroken matrix of 630 hexagons and 12 pentagons. This pattern can be seen in the natural world in cellular, molecular and atomic structures.

http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/pubartquayside

crane

February 22, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments

crane, newcastle, uk

Just one of the many cranes aboot toon. This ones near the stadium.

3a in the city

February 21, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments

midnight, newcastle, uk

Would you believe me if I told you this photograph was taken at 3a? It was. While waiting around for the lunar eclipse, I got loads of shots of the clouds because thats all that I could see. But the city shoots up so much light that the clouds were illuminated, giving this really cool effect. Nothing to do with the eclipse, but still cool.

Billboard

February 20, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments

billboard, newcastle, uk

This sign near the stadium always makes me smile :)