Pearl reflection

March 27, 2011  |  Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments

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A reflection of the Pearl Assurance building on New Bridge Street West.
New Bridge Street West

Repost: Bigg Market

September 16, 2009  |  Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

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Catching the lights in the wet pavement, this first picture actually won a place in annual chapbook at my undergrad college in the states.  It hasn’t been published yet, but i’m still very excited about it.  Shame that it’ll be in black and white.

The second photo is 180 degrees in the other direction towards the Gate and the City Library

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Bigg Market toilets

October 17, 2008  |  Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments

Bigg Market toilets, Newcastle, UK

See the circular roof thing?  That’s the roof of the public toilets.  Took me ages to find out they really were.  Have never been brave enough to investigate what they are like.

The Castle Keep can be seen just above the roof, in the gap between the buildings.
This is standing a little further down than yesterday, turned a little to the right.

Bigg Market

October 16, 2008  |  Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments

Bigg Market, Newcastle, UK

I’ve been posting a lot of pics of Jesmond recently, largely because I’ve not been into the town centre.  I rectified that on Sunday, so now we’re going to take a trip cutting through the Bigg Market, down High Bridge, onto Grey Street.

The Bigg Market is lovely during the day, but at night is one of the main destinations for people out drinking.  It has a strange mix of architecture; that’s the main reason for this shot.  On the left is TK Maxx; the old ornate building in the middle is a bar of some kind; then to the right is Simply Greek.

If you turn 45 degrees to the right from here, almost straight ahead of you is Pudding Chare, a little side street.  (Mrs K – I pronounce it like something you sit on but my friends say char like a charlady – who’s right, in your esteemed opinion?) I can recommend Mario’s and The Raj Tandoori down that street.

Pizza/Pasta Hut from the day before yesterday is behind me as I took this shot; if you go straight back from there you get to Grainger Street, which is where I took that photo.

PS – I meant to let you know it was the Tyne Bridge’s 80th birthday on Friday.  I posted some new photos of the bridge and linked to some articles on my blog.