Archive for July, 2008

People’s Theatre

July 31, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments

People's Theatre, newcastle, uk

Located on Stephenson Road, Heaton, Newcastle NE6 5QF is the People’s Theatre

The premier amateur theatre company in the North of England and one of the largest and oldest established in the country. Every show they do is produced entirely by its own members – on stage, backstage and front of house. Above all the People’s is a theatre run by and for its members and is open to anyone who wants to become involved. Upcoming shows include The Hound of the Baskervilles, Aladdin, 84 Charing Cross Road, and Blood Wedding. It’s also possible to hire their building or costumes, if you are so inclined.

Borders Silverlink

July 30, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments

borders Silverlink, newcastle, uk

A shot of the Borders in Silverlink. I love to sit and people watch in bookstores :)

Metro Man

July 29, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  1 Comment

Metro Man, newcastle, uk

I’m a cheating a bit today. This Metro Man is in the Sunderland station but since the Metro goes to Newcastle and this was on the Newcastle side of the platform, i’m allowing it. Not to be all fangirl-ish, but isn’t he cute?!? He was on a sign saying the stairs were not in use because of construction. :)

Tynemouth Beach

July 28, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments

Tynemouth Beach, newcastle, uk

In honour of the beautiful weather this weekend, I give you this delicious slice of beach that is just north of the River Tyne, next to the Priory. Do any of you know if it has a name?

Two Picture Sunday!: Percy Chapel

July 26, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments

percy Chapel 1, newcastle, uk

At the priory, there is a small (18 feet by 12 feet) chapel, the Oratory of St Mary or Percy Chapel. Notable decorative features include a painted ceiling with numerous coats of arms and other symbols, stained glass side windows, and a small rose window in the east wall, above the altar:

percy Chapel 2, newcastle, uk

Tynemouth Lighthouse 2

July 26, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments

Tynemouth Lighthouse 2, newcastle, uk

A closer shot of the Tynemouth lighthouse featured recently. I know it’s not the best quality. I had to zoom in really far! See those black spots? Those are people!

Tynemouth Priory

July 25, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

Tynemouth Priory, newcastle, uk

The history of Tynemouth Priory dates back to 800 AD. Located on a rocky headland (known as Pen Bal Crag), overlooking Tynemouth Pier. The moated castle-towers, gatehouse and keep are combined with the ruins of the Benedictine priory where early kings of Northumbria were buried. The coat of arms of the village of Tynemouth includes three crowns commemorating the tradition that the Priory had been the burial place for three kings.

Tynemouth Lighthouse

July 24, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments

Tynemouth Lighthouse, newcastle, uk

This shot is from inside the Tynemouth Priory looking out to the lighthouse and the burn. There are actually people out there, they’re just too small to see!


July 23, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments

signpost, newcastle, uk

I got this signpost shot on Northumberland yesterday while playing around with a new camera gadget: a door viewer! Just a simple spy hole from a hardware store held up to my lens manually! While I wish it made for clearer pictures, it definitely gives a fun spin to taking pictures! What do you guys think?

River Tyne from Metro Bridge

July 22, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  8 Comments

River Tyne from Metro Bridge, newcastle, uk

After many attempts, I’ve finally managed to get a shot of the Tyne from the Queen Elizabeth II Metro Bridge (those darn supports kept getting in the way!). I’ve seen plenty of shots from between the Tyne Bridge and the Millennium Bridge, so this is a refreshing new perspective for me! Please excuse the glare bits and the dirty spots on the window. We love our Metro, dirt and all!