Archive for October, 2010

St Nicholas’ Cathedral Tower

October 23, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments


The tower of one of the cathedrals against a beautiful sunny sky.

Vampire Rabbit

October 22, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments


This elaborate doorway is hidden round the back of St Nicholas’ Cathedral. I never knew it existed until I’d lived here for years, and didn’t find it for a while after that. Well worth exploring to find.

And noone knows for sure why the rabbit at the top is a vampire rabbit.

Grainger Market display (and yes, I’m back)

October 21, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  7 Comments


This strange display is on the back wall of the Grainger Market next to Scorpio shoes. I have no idea why it’s there or what it’s about. Anyone know?

Sorry for disappearing for a while there. Back now. Hopefully will be able to keep posting regularly again now.

Eldon Square Car Park

October 11, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments


Eldon Square Car Park, taken from the roof of the same car park.

Two picture Sunday – the Journal Tyne Theatre

October 10, 2010  |  Churches, Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments


I’ve never been to the Journal Tyne Theatre but I’ve often thought I should, just so I can say I’ve been.


Westgate Hill

October 9, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments


Taken at the same time as the last picture, from the Grainger Town car park.

Discovery Museum

October 8, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments


I haven’t been to the Discovery Museum in a while, but I loved it when I was last there. Time for another trip, I feel.

St Thomas the Martyr Church, Haymarket

October 7, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  1 Comment


Today’s picture is of the tower of the church of St Thomas the Martyr at Haymarket. This pic was taken last week but could have been today – after miserable, wet conditions in August and September we’ve had warm sunshine more days than not recently (although the days in the middle have left us in no doubt that autumn is here) and today’s sun and blue sky were beautiful.

I always think this church is called St Mary’s – its side is on St Mary’s Place – but it’s not.

Peter, aka Newcastle Historian from the Sky Scraper City Newcastle forums, has a question to ask:
‘I remember the reflected view of ‘Emerson Chambers’ being used some years ago, on a record sleeve.

Can anyone remember which one it was.

Was it a “Lindisfarne” album??

This is not a test question (I set a lot of test questions on SkyscraperCity) I just don’t know the answer, and hope that someone does!’
If anyone knows, please answer in the comments of the previous post in which he asked the question – but please let me know in case we miss the answer :)

1500 posts…. well, 1501….

October 6, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  8 Comments


Newcastle Daily Photo started on 2 February 2006 with a photo of Central Arcade. It was originally on but moved to wordpress in June of that year – with hosting kindly provided by Denton of the Daily Photo Map – thank you Denton!

Until recently we haven’t missed many days at all. Service has been slightly more sporadic recently due to my personal circumstances, but I’m working on getting more reliable. Unfortunately, I still managed to miss the 1500th post!

The long-lost Chris (if you’re there, Chris, shout so I can link you!), Cassandra and I have enjoyed bringing you daily photos of Newcastle over this last four years. Here’s to the next four years and 1500 posts!

St James’ Park

October 5, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments

St James’ Park from Eldon Square car park on a damp, grey day.