Archive for July, 2010

Newcastle/Michigan – Day 2

July 31, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments

B has given her blessing for me to take over for a bit so we’ll be spending some time comparing Newcastle to  Michigan where I live now.  B will be back to regular posting on Monday 9 August!

This is my room in Emmett, MI:

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But Newcastle isn’t so far away, as this is on the opposite wall;hpim4168

Oh, and that’s my pup Mollie in the corner there. The other room is my home office.

Newcastle/Michigan – Day 1

July 30, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  7 Comments

B has given her blessing for me to take over for a bit so we’ll be spending some time comparing Newcastle to  Michigan where I live now.  B will be back to regular posting on Monday 9 August!

Today we’re comparing where exactly I live; my house!

In Newcastle, I lived in an awesome little flat in Sandyford:

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And in Michigan I live in a house on 5 acres of land:

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Quite the difference, eh?!

Seaside Holiday Week, Day 4

July 29, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

While B is away this week, we’re taking a trip to the sea!

The inside of this tiny 18×12″ chapel is one of my favorite places in the entire world.  This first shot is of the painted ceiling, that features numerous coats of arms and other symbols.

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This second shot is of the small rose window in the east wall, above the altar that features a tulip motif.

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Starting tomorrow, a few shots of Emmett, MI, where I live now! Hopefully I can find a few comparison shots from my time in Newcastle to show alongside.

Seaside Holiday Week, Day 3

July 28, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments

While B is away this week, we’re taking a trip to the sea!

The first photo today is the ruins of the church.

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The second is the entrance to the tiny chapel seen at the bottom of the first photo, which we’ll take a closer look at tomorrow!

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Seaside Holiday Week, Day 2

July 27, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  8 Comments

While B is away this week, we’re taking a trip to the sea!

One of my top spots in the North East is the Tynemouth Priory. This first shot is the main section of the priory whose founding dates to the 7th century.

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This second shot is what you see if you turn directly around from where the above photo was taken.  Here you can see the Tynemouth Lighthouse.

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Seaside Holiday Week, Day 1

July 26, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments

While B is away this week, we’re taking a trip to the sea!  It’s pretty obvious where these two were taken… Can you guess?

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unscheduled break

July 26, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments

won`t be able to post again til Friday. sorry for short notice. nothing wrong! cassandra any chance you can take over til then?

Two picture Sunday – Police Building

July 25, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments

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This building is on Pilgrim Street.

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The griffin on the building.

Two picture Saturday – Newcastle city walls

July 24, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  1 Comment

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A two-picture Saturday to make up for missing some days earlier in the week. These walls are round where Thursday’s well is.walls2

Moot Hall

July 23, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments

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I took this pic of the Moot Hall without knowing anything about it. There’s a bit of information here, but I’d love to hear more details!

Sorry about the van in the bottom left corner…..