Archive for June, 2009

Baltic and Bridge

June 30, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  10 Comments

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The Millennium Bridge (that belongs to Gateshead, daaahlings!) and the Baltic.

The Sage from the side

June 29, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments

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Left over from Baltic Quays week – this was originally set up for Saturday but I changed them round.

The pictures I see of the Sage are normally much of a muchness, and a little dull. But it’s a really interesting building and looks totally different from nearly every angle. I love this one.

Two Picture Sunday – the Hoppings #2

June 28, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments

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The Civic Centre as seen from the Big Wheel. The high parts of Gateshead can be seen in the background; more of the Hoppings in the foreground.

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Looking towards Jesmond from the Big Wheel.

Two picture Saturday – the Hoppings

June 27, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments

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I spent Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the Hoppings. I’ve lived in Newcastle a long time now, but I’d never gone before this year.

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There are rides; burgers; fortune tellers. Candy floss. A big wheel. More sun and less rain this year than normal.

Today is the last day. Enjoy if you go! More pics tomorrow, or check out my flickr photostream – I’ve added a few more there. Let me know (here or there!) if you like ‘em!

There’s little more Geordie than the Hoppings, I do believe!

Afraid of the dark?

June 26, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  11 Comments

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So is this lamp post. Love it!

So a debate started yesterday in the comments about Newcastle and Gateshead. I’ve asked the question before (anyone who can find the link will win my undying admiration), but where do you think the line is drawn? What’s OK for Newcastle upon Tyne Daily Photo and what’s not? Gateshead? Northumberland – not all that far from the border with Scotland? (That one I think was pushing it far too far, to be honest, but I love the picture.) People have even said that Durham would be OK. I’m not convinced. But at the end of the day – it’s you lot that come and look at the pictures – so what do you think?

Sage car park

June 25, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  13 Comments

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The Sage, along with St Nicholas’s Cathedral.

Two Picture Wednesday: Tyne God

June 24, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  11 Comments

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The last time I posted the Tyne God (a little over a year ago) I mentioned that the Tyne God is my favourite thing in Newcastle.  I also asked for your favourite things/places.  It’s good to revisit sometimes, so I ask again, what are your favourite things/places in Newcastle?

I bet if we ask nicely, Beth would try to get shots of things that haven’t been featured here yet. :)

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Apartments

June 23, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

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I’m pretty sure these cost a fortune.

Baltic Quays week

June 22, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments

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I had a little trip to Gateshead a few weeks ago. I took a few pictures of the Baltic Quay area, so I’m going to post some of them this week.

The building to the left is the new Gateshead College building. You can also see the Millennium Bridge and Newcastle’s Civic Centre.

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, but I’d like to draw your attention to the Reflect competition. Looking at the submissions on the home page, the standard seems to be extremely high, but I think I’ll submit some of my pictures. Closing date is 1st September, so there’s still plenty of time to get out there, and you can submit up to ten picture in each of the four categories.

Two picture Sunday – Newcastle International

June 21, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

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I had a weekend away with my family at the end of May. This picture was taken at around 4.10am when we arrived at the airport.

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This one was taken a little later, after we’d gone through security.

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