Monday, April 09, 2018

Reflections on the Tyne (2)


 Reflections on the Tyne (2).  

These photos were taken in April 2018 on the Newcastle Quayside, showing the Baltic Arts Centre at Gateshead as well as the Millennium "blinking eye bridge" and Tyne bridges as well as boats on the river.
Earlier photos of Reflections on the River Tyne.
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The Old Post Office, Newcastle.


The Old Post Office, Newcastle.

 The Old Post Office in Newcastle is a grade one listed building and was built in the 1870's.
In recent years the building had undergone a major refurbishment and is now a modern office for the company NBS.
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Dutch Naval Vessel HNLMS Luymes at the Newcastle Quayside.


Dutch Naval Vessel HNLMS Luymes at the Newcastle Quayside.

HNLMS Luymes (A-803) is a hydrographic survey vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy.
These photographs were taken on the Newcastle Quayside on 09/04/2018 when she was leaving the Tyne after a visit to the city.
Her sister ship is HNLMS Snellius (A-802) and was a previous visitor to the Tyne, for pictures of that vessel click here.
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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Chinese New Year Newcastle 2018


Chinese New Year, Newcastle 2018. 
2018 is the year of the dog and the Chinese community in Newcastle organise a parade each year to celebrate this event.
For photographs of Newcastle's China Town please click here .
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Newcastle's Grainger Market


Newcastle's Grainger Market.

The existing Grainger Market was built in 1835 to replace existing markets on the nearby historic Grey St.
Grainger Market is a grade 1 listed building and was designed by John Dobson. Originally the market was divided into meat and vegetable stalls. Although the market has changed substantially since it was opened there are still a number of butchers here.
It is believed the smallest Marks & Spencer branch is here, known by it's original name of Marks & Spencer Penny Bazaar. 
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Creswell Beach and Nature Reserve Northumberland


Creswell Beach and Nature Reserve, Northumberland.

Creswell is near Ashington in Northumberland. In recent years a nature reserve was created around a lake which is near to a long stretch of beach.
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Newcastle Pubs


Newcastle Pubs.
Brief descriptions and photos of some of the best known pubs in and near Newcastle.
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Bacchus
CAMRA Tyneside Pub of the year 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 situated on High Bridge Street in Newcastle City Centre.

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The Bodega
Originally called The Black Bull this pub is first mentioned in 1822.
The current building is an 1872 rebuild of the earlier pub. The pub is known for two domes the first of its which was built in 1906, the second dome was added in 1937.
The pub stands on Westgate Rd which is part of an ancient route into Newcastle dating back to the Romans or before.  

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The Strawberry Pub.
Full of Newcastle United memorabilia and is situated right next to St James’ Park Stadium

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Crown Posada.
The pub dates from 1878 and was originally called the Crown.
A sea captain added the name Posada to the original name of the pub, Posada meaning inn or resting place in Spanish , at the time it was owned by the captain who had an intersting history of his own. The captain was married to a woman in Spain but had a mistress in Newcastle.

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The Old George Inn
The Old George Inn is Newcastle’s oldest pub, dating from 1582 although it was rebuilt in the 18th  and 19th centuries’. The pub was a coaching Inn for many years. The pub also has royal links, King Charles I was a regular visitor here.

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Victoria and Comet.
The building was used as two pubs in the 1800’s the pubs The Victoria & The Comet later merged to become The Victoria and Comet Hotel. 
The pub was used in the Michael Caine gangster film Get Carter in the 1970’s. 

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Trent House.
Situated in the Leazes area of Newcastle, Trent House a pub which is popular with students. 
Well known for the most diverse juke box in Newcastle.

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The Bridge Tavern.
Situated directly under the famous Tyne Bridge originally known as the Newcastle Arms, the Bridge Tavern contains it’s own Micro Brewery.

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Bridge Hotel. 
Built on a medieval site right next to Newcastle’s ancient Castle Keep with views over the Tyne and at the end of the historic High Level Bridge

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Crows Nest.
This pub dates back to 1902 although the pubs on this site have had various names before it recently returned to it's original name.

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The Blackbird Ponteland
Ponteland Castle once stood here and was destroyed in 1388. In 1935, experts uncovered an ancient tower a beautiful Tudor fireplace and many other ancient objects which, due to restoration, can still be found in the pub today.

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Further photos of pubs in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle can be seen here.