Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The Swing Bridge

The Swing Bridge  in Newcastle upon Tyne  was first used for road traffic on 15 June 1876 and opened for river traffic on 17 July 1876.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christmas Market in Newcastle

Every winter a  Christmas Market   is held near Grey's Monument in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. This year a  Continental Market takes place between  22 November and  4 December and the Christmas Market takes place between  8 December and  12 December. This picture shows a Polish food stall during the snow last week.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Grey Street

A few pedestrians braved the early winter snows on  Grey Street in Newcastle upon Tyne yesterday. Grey Street was described by architectural writer Sir Nikolaus Pevsner   as one of the finest streets in England.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Winter comes early to Tyneside

winter came early to the North-East yesterday as demonstrated by this glass outside Northumbria University's Student's Union this morning

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle  stands on a rocky basalt outcrop on the Northumberland North Sea Coast. Site of ancient fortress destroyed by the Vikings, re-built by the Normans and re-structured by Lord Armstrong in Victorian times.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010