Archive for August, 2008

Two Picture Sunday: Millennium Bridge

August 31, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  1 Comment

Millennium Bridge 3, newcastle, uk

A full shot of the Millennium Bridge from the Newcastle quayside.

Millennium Bridge 2, newcastle, uk

A shot of the curvature of the Millennium Bridge.

During the next week, i’m going to feature my favourite shots of the many Newcastle Bridges.

If there are is anyone who would like to take over in the posting of photos after my departure on 18 September, please let me know.

Pink hydrangea

August 30, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  1 Comment

Pink hydrangea, newcastle, uk

Hydrangea’s are a common sight on the residential streets of Newcastle. What’s your favourite flower?

If there are is anyone who would like to take over in the posting of photos after my departure on 18 September, please let me know.

View from the bridge

August 29, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  1 Comment

view from the bridge, newcastle, uk

The view from the Tyne Bridge. Where’s your favourite lookout spot?

If there are is anyone who would like to take over in the posting of photos after my departure on 18 September, please let me know.

B has said that if no one else takes it, she will. I’d be happy to stay on for a bit and do reposts on weekends or something if that helps anyone. Just think about it :)

Byker Metro

August 28, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  1 Comment

Byker Metro, newcastle, uk

Isn’t the view from the Metro lovely? You can see The Sage and the bridges! :)

If there are is anyone who would like to take over in the posting of photos after my departure on 18 September, please let me know. B has said that if no one else takes it, she will. I’d be happy to stay on for a bit and do reposts on weekends or something if that helps anyone. Just think about it :)

Byker Morrisons

August 27, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

Byker Morrisons, newcastle, uk

Where do you like to shop for foodstuff?

East End Library & Pool

August 26, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  1 Comment

East End Library & Pool, newcastle, uk

From the website:
The East End Pool is our newest facility. Opened in September 2000, it has two swimming pools a sauna, Impulse Fitness Suite and fitness classes, It has a range of high tech equipment and a cardio theatre. We also have fun activities too. Public swim and fun sessions come complete with waves and bubbles.

http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/newcastleleisure.nsf/a/eastendpool1

and also for the library: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/librarieseastend

Tynemouth Lighthouse North

August 25, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments

Tynemouth Lighthouse North, newcastle, uk

Located at the end of the River Tyne North Pier is the Tynemouth Lighthouse, built in 1903.

The lighthouse is operational and is used by ships approaching and entering the River Tyne along with South Shields Lighthouse, Herd Groyne and North Shields Lighthouses.

On a calm fine day the pier is a a pleasant place to walk along to the lighthouse, but in windy weather and high tide the waves can break as high as the lighthouse itself. In these conditions the pier is closed.

In 1898 the old curved section of the pier was breached by heavy gale. A new straight section was completed in 1909.

Two Picture Sunday!: Victoria Library

August 24, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  7 Comments

Victoria Library 1, newcastle, uk

The Victoria Library is an unused building just to the south of Heaton Park. Anyone know anything more about it?

Victoria Library 2, newcastle, uk

Today’s post is in honour of my friend Victoria who turns 24 today! Happy Birthday Victoria!

Pease Pudding

August 22, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments

Pease Pudding, newcastle, uk

I’ve had my first taste of pease pudding. Not sure if i’m a fan, but it was a fun experience!

Pease pudding, sometimes known as pease pottage or pease porridge, is a baked vegetable product, which mainly consists of split yellow or Carlin peas, water, salt, and spices, often cooked with a bacon or ham joint.

It is similar in texture to hummus and is light yellow in colour, with a mild taste. Pease pudding was traditionally produced in England, especially in the industrial North Eastern areas – although it is now widely available throughout the country, often in butcher’s shops (due to the bacon connection). It is often served with ham/bacon and stottie cakes.

It is a traditional part of Jigg’s dinner in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.
Pease pudding is featured in a nursery rhyme, Pease Porridge Hot’

Repost: Whitley Bay Mosaic

August 21, 2008  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  1 Comment

Whitley Mosiac repost, Newcastle, UK

In the Whitley Bay Metro Station, you can find ‘Passing’, a triptych mosaic, that expresses the passing of time through the image of a young family.

The outer panels depict them on a day trip to the beach while the central panel (seen above) depicts a nocturnal seascape, devoid of human activity.