Archive for September, 2009

The Sea Song Sang

September 29, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments


The Sea Song Sang can be found outside the back of Seven Stories in Ouseburn.


September 28, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments


Sorry sorry sorry that it’s late again.

This is in Ouseburn, the valley under Byker Bridge. A few pictures from this area over the next few days.

Morris Dancers at Central Station

September 27, 2009  |  Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne  |  8 Comments


I caught a train to York from Central Station in August. When I got out of the Metro station to the train station there were Morris dancers performing. I was quite early for my train, so I stopped to watch for a while.


The musicians. I love the rag coat.

(Sorry it’s a bit late today; I have visitors this weekend and forgot last night that I hadn’t set up a post.)

Sustainable travel

September 26, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments


Bikes on Platform 4 at Central Station. The Castle Keep can be seen in the background.


September 25, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  8 Comments


Normally you can see Vulcan outside this building in Central Square, but currently he’s on tour around the UK(!). This sculpture (well worth clicking through to that link) is called DNA DL90 and it’s by Abigail Fallis. For another great pic, click here. Also see here.

I’ll try and get a better shot before this is replaced by something else – there will be a series of works in this space while Vulcan tours the UK. My husband took this hanging out of the car after a night in the Telegraph, so sorry if it’s blurry :)

The Old George

September 24, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments


This is the oldest pub in Newcastle, built in 1691, and there is an original fireplace from that decade in one of the rooms. It was a stopoff for carriages between London and Edinburgh, and it used to have double decker stables for the horses – there was a platform for them to walk up to get to the top level.

It was named for King George, not St George, so the iron sign depicting George and the Dragon is misleading….

Northumbria Uni Business School

September 23, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  9 Comments


This building has been featured quite a few times, but it’s such an interesting building that it has want of many posts.  It’s hard to wrap your head around what it really looks like from photo’s, and these two are both sides (east and west) of the building.  I think both are new.


The Duke of Wellington

September 22, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  10 Comments


Another stop on the historic pubs walk.

The Bacchus

September 21, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  12 Comments


This was taken on the Historic Pubs walk on the Tyne and Wear Heritage Open Days. I can’t find any of my notes at the mo, but at some point soon I’ll dig them out and post some of the things I learned over on my blog.

Swing Bridge Motor Room and Pump Room

September 20, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  9 Comments


The innards of the bridge.


It was a beautifully sunny morning, and the rooms were lit with lovely sunlight. Well worth a visit next year.