Grey’s Monument week – Nicholas and Grey


Looking roughly south towards the river. Grey Street is to the bottom left; you can see the beautiful curve. You can see one of the domes of Central Arcade (which, incidentally, was the subject of the first picture ever posted on this site (although the ‘green twiddly bit’ is just a twiddly bit here) and the spire of St Nicholas’ Cathedral. The Castle Keep is also visible to the left of the cathedral, but it’s hard to distinguish in black and white.

Theatre Royal


Detail of the Theatre Royal building. It’s recently reopened after being restored, and turns 175 in February next year!

Two picture Sunday – Grey Street Garden

September 25, 2011  |  Grainger Town, Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments


I managed to miss Grey Street Garden for a long time as I was a bit busy round the time it was put in(!).


I’m so glad I’ve got to take some pics while it’s still there! Does anyone know how long it’s staying? I’m kind of hoping it’s going to be a permanent thing.

January Theme Day – Photo of the Year 2010

January 1, 2011  |  Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments


OK, I confess, it took me until New Year’s Day to start to look through the last year for pictures. Ooops.

I found it really hard to choose. There weren’t many pictures that I think are really good, looking back, that I also really like. This photo, taken at the Hoppings in June and originally postedback in June, isn’t great technically, but I really like the greying sky and the lights. It seems to capture the energy at the Hoppings quite well.

Other photos I really liked looking back, in no particular order, were:

Civic Centre Tower
Cows in the City
Theatre Royal
Christmas lights in the Daytime
Castles in the sky
The second beacon

I also want to give an honorary mention to this reflection shot – which I don’t count as it was taken in 2009! – and the New Year’s Eve shot, which seemed to be a real favourite but was only posted yesterday!

I hadn’t realised quite how patchy service had got this year. We hadn’t missed a day for a long time before I lost my baby in November 2009. It’s taken me a long time to start to feel normal again. I’m still not, normal again that is, but I’m closer than I’ve been in a long time. And part of it… well, it might help if you click here and read a post from a couple of months back about what’s going on at my other blog. I know some people have seen already. But… please don’t get too excited? I’m really scared and it’s hard to be positive after what happened last time around.

Anyway. Thank you all for your patience, and I look forward to 2011 being a damned sight better than 2010 :)

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Travel News #1

February 15, 2010  |  Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments


Y’all know I like to keep you up to date, right? Well I thought you might like to know that I spotted this on the metro a week or so back.There will be screens on metro trains and pre-recorded announcements which will inform passengers station they will arrive at next.

It’s about time. And I sincerely hope they take the opportunity to change the ‘doors closing’ announcement. Even if they refuse to revert to the ‘stand clear of the doors please!’ which I still think everyone could make a good guess at understanding, the current announcement just isn’t clear enough.

Theatre Royal – by night

November 23, 2008  |  Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments

Theatre Royal, Newcastle, UK

A completely different shot to the last one I posted, and rather different colours to the shots of the last few days.

Information about the theatre here.

Grey Street

October 23, 2008  |  Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne  |  9 Comments

Grey Street, Newcastle, UK

Voted by Radio Four listeners a few years back as the most beautiful street in Europe.

Not quite sure what happened to Cassandra yesterday – hopefully she’s OK and she might go back and add a picture – we’ll see!