Archive for October, 2009

Newcastle/Michigan Week: Sunsets

October 31, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments

A few of you have been asking for photos of where I am now so here you go. This week will be all about comparing and contrasting Newcastle and Michigan.

The first is a shot of the beautiful skies of Newcastle looking towards the Civic Centre on Sandyford Road.

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The second shot is of the field across from my house in Michigan.

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This ends Newcastle/Michigan week. Beth will be back with her regularly scheduled posts tomorrow!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Newcastle/Michigan Week: Malls

October 30, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  7 Comments

A few of you have been asking for photos of where I am now so here you go. This week will be all about comparing and contrasting Newcastle and Michigan.

The first shot is of Eldon Square Mall in Newcastle.

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The second shot if of the Birchwood Mall in Michigan.

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Newcastle/Michigan Week: Ducks

October 29, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments

A few of you have been asking for photos of where I am now so here you go. This week will be all about comparing and contrasting Newcastle and Michigan.

The first is a shot of the ducks in the water feature at the Civic Centre in Newcastle

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The second are some ducks in a local creek in Michigan

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Newcastle/Michigan week: Bridges

October 28, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments

A few of you have been asking for photos of where I am now so here you go. This week will be all about comparing and contrasting Newcastle and Michigan.

The first shot is the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle taken when the Tuxedo Princess was still docked under it. I think it’s a repost, but i’m not sure.

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The second is a shot of the Blue Water Bridge that crosses into Canada.

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Newcastle/Michigan Week: Roads

October 27, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments

A few of you have been asking for photos of where I am now so here you go. This week will be all about comparing and contrasting Newcastle and Michigan.

This first one is the road I lived on during my time in Newcastle.

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This second one is the road I live on now.

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What a difference!

Newcastle/Michigan Week: Aerials

October 26, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments

A few of you have been asking for photos of where I am now so here you go. This week will be all about comparing and contrasting Newcastle and Michigan.

I tend to take a lot of photos from airplanes because it just looks so darn awesome. The first one is a repost of an aerial view of Newcastle/Gateshead. If you look closely at the middle you can see the bridges and the Sage.

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This next one is an aerial of the Port Huron area of Michigan. I live about half an hour’s drive from here. It’s the largest city nearest to us for major shopping.

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Lets all wish Beth a happy and quick recovery, too!

Two picture Sunday – Newcastle United Shop

October 25, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments

nclshopThe Newcastle United shop in Eldon Square.

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Inside the shop looking out.

Sorry I’ve missed a couple of days (or more accurately missed one day and posted horrendously late today). I’ve been ill and away (yes, both at once).

I have an awful lot on my plate at the minute, compounded by my camera still being off getting fixed and having no time to go out and take any pics even with my back up camera or mobile, so I’m going to have to take a week off. I’ll send Cassandra a message and see if she can pick up any of this week, but otherwise, normal posting will resume on Sunday 1st November. Sorry for any inconvenience, and see you then!

St Peter’s Marina

October 23, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  7 Comments

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St Peter’s Marina is hidden away near St Anthony’s. I had no idea it was there – it’s strange how I didn’t have any concept of the river between Newcastle and the coast, even though I know the shape it follows.

Chinatown

October 22, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  8 Comments

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Stowell Street on a rainy Thursday.

Video Wednesday: St. Thomas’ Church

October 21, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

Today’s Video Wednesday is of the inside of St. Thomas’ Church. This was made to send home to family to show them how beautiful is was, so there’s a bit of a wave from me at the end :)