Archive for June, 2010

The Blue Carpet

June 29, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments


We’ve not had a Tenin-esque shot for a while, so here’s one of the Blue Carpet outside the Laing – it seems like a suitable subject!

The Giant Wheel: the Hoppings 2010

June 28, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  10 Comments


Sorry for going AWOL for a few days. I didn’t mean to. Just really busy and couldn’t find the time or energy to post. The Hoppings was partly to blame (took up the whole of my Thursday night, interrupting my flow!), so it’s only fair to post this pic. More hopefully to follow.

Civic Centre Tower

June 24, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  7 Comments


Another Civic Centre shot today, this time as close-up as I could get to the Tower at the top. You can see the ring of seahorse heads, but if you look closely you can see the smaller inner ring above. I love this pic of the tower against a beautiful summer sky.

Summer outside the Civic

June 22, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments


The sun had gone in on the day last week when I took this shot, but people were still sitting outside the Civic Centre and watching the world go by. There are worse places to be.

Going to the Hoppings tomorrow night and hoping that the weather holds out – it’s lovely so far! Pics later in the week.

World Cup flags

June 21, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments


These flags are in the window of the Corner House, a pub in Heaton at the corner of the Coast Road and Heaton Road/Newton Road.

Longest day today. I’m setting this post up at 22.37pm Sunday night, and it’s still not totally dark yet. Amazing.

Two picture Sunday – BHS murals

June 20, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments


This is the mural on the left.


And this is the one on the right.

I love all the local details.

BHS Mural

June 19, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments


This mural is on Northumberland Road, outside the side entrance to BHS. Apparently the mural was commissioned by Newcastle City Council and Northern Arts back in 1974. Come back tomorrow for pics of each individual mural!

(Or if you’re impatient you can check out timmonet’s pics halfway down this page!)

PS Sorry for the late post – I’m away and had to get my husband to email me the pics from home as I forgot to set the post up in advance!! Thanks D :)


June 18, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments


All this week there’s been a ‘Keen Green and Ethical‘ market at Monument. These drummers were there on Monday. The market’s there til Monday next week if you want to go!

TJ Hughes

June 17, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments


The TJ Hughes building on Grainger Street.

Grey Street plaque

June 15, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments


This plaque is on Grey Street, at the bottom just up from Mosely Street.