Archive for April, 2009

Gateshead Interchange

April 30, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments


From which you can catch buses and metros. Information here.

St. Andrews church

April 29, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments


St. Andrews Church

St. Andrews Church

I’ve posted about St. Andrew’s Church  before, including shots of the face details on the sides of the buildings, and the moss covered gravestone of Charles Avison.  

I like to imagine that this is what a vampire might see as he rips his way through the earth to find his first victim. :P

I don’t know why my brain is insisting on being creepy, but I recall someone saying that after it rains, you can sometimes find bones that have drifted up out of the dirt.  These are supposed to be the remains of witches who were denied proper burial.  Touching one of their bones is supposed to bring bad luck in love.  Typical scare story.

It’s located in the city centre, just around from the new city library.  This shot was taken last summer.


April 28, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments

I’m cheating. It’s not my day today, else I’d just add this bit at the bottom. But I had ask if anyone else in Newcastle/surrounding area felt the earthquake this morning? I didn’t, but other people in my building did. But I can’t find any mention of anyone else feeling it from so far away.

Check out my blog for what happened.

City Pool and Hall

April 28, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  10 Comments


City Pool (which incidentally has fantastic Turkish Baths) and City Hall.

City Library

April 27, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  11 Comments


Taken at the beginning of April.

It’s opening soon. I for one can’t wait.

Two picture Sunday: Monument and Theatre Royal

April 26, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments


Monument as seen through the pillars outside the Theatre Royal.


A closer shot of the lights on the pillars.

Gateshead Metro alien

April 25, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  15 Comments


While I was in Gateshead I spotted this pic of an alien. Since then, I’ve seen one on Pilgrim Street too. Does anyone know if there are any more around?

Busy Old Eldon Square

April 24, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments


Old Eldon Square, full of people. Spot the policeman! I suspect he must have been pretty bored….

Tyne Bridge, Civic Centre, and All Saints Church – and…

April 23, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  8 Comments


I took this while in Gateshead one Sunday. I thought it was an interesting perspective on the Tyne Bridge and the Civic, not to mention the church.

I didn’t notice the large black statue while I was taking the photo, nor while I was looking at it since. I didn’t spot it, in fact, til I was resizing the picture to post here. I’ve now cropped the picture so you can see it more easily.

More information here.

Repost: Tynemouth Market

April 22, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments

tynemouth Market, newcastle, uk

The market is located on both the East and West concourses of the Victorian station at Tynemouth.

Although now a Metro station it’s in the process of being restored back to its former glory.

The most important part of the project was to restore the beautiful roof. This is now about 60% done. This means you can browse the market under cover.

Market days are Saturday & Sunday, 9.00am ’til 4.00pm (ish)

Saturday is mainly devoted to antiques and bric-a-brac with a few other types of traders thrown in for good measure.

Sunday has a lot of craft & bric-a-brac plus books, cds, dvds, tools and general stalls.

Every third Saturday in the month there’s a farmers market running alongside the usual market.

First Posted: 20 July 2008