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Friday, March 31, 2006

Oasis Guitar.

Im not a huge fan of Oasis,but if I was I would definately want this! This is for sale in another record store that I visit.Go here to see the GUITAR AND AUTOGRAPHS

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Traffic Jam.

This was my journey home from the airport last week.Although I wasn't moving there was a lot of camera shake due to vibrations from the engine.So to make it better I added some radial blur.I quite like it.What is your opinion on photoshopping images?
My other blog has an unrelated photo today but it MIGHT MAKE YOU LAUGH.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


The whole of the country was in chaos yesterday with public transport suspended(you can see here the metro shutters are down),schools closed and public sector workers striking for BETTER PENSION DEALS. You can see some of the strikers in the background.(Go here to see what the LOCAL PAPER headline was).

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Take a break.....

Manuel (from,SAN FRANCISCO DAILY PHOTO wanted to see more street furniture,so this is for him). I love these seats. They are dotted around the city centre,and have art and sayings on them.Go here for TWO MORE VIEWS of them.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Vagina Monologues

Im posting this picture for three reasons. 1,because the show opens in Newcastle today.2. Because I think Sharon Osbourne is great and 3,and most importantly,its not that long ago that there would be outrage on the streets of Britain that this "sort of thing" was allowed to even exist!!
Thankfully we have become a lot more open minded.(Go here for TOUR WEBSITE.)

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Central Arcade 2.

This beautiful pillar is the other side of Central Arcade from THIS EARLIER PICTURE.As you can see there is one at each entrance.The arcade was built in 1840,but after a terrible fire ,was rebuilt in 1906(hence the date at the top of the column). Please click and press f11 to see a far better quality picture

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Peace and Tranquility.

BLACKFRIARS is bang in the middle of one of the busiest party areas and Chinatown,right in the city centre.Built in 1250,by Franciscian Monks,with the city walls going through in 1262(foreground). After many years of wanting to knock it down,in 1974 the council finally decided to save it.Now housing craft shops and restaurants,it was re-opened in 1981 by the Queen Mother.Go here for TWO MORE VIEWS

Friday, March 24, 2006

Gig Guide..

While people continue to download music and buy cd's from the evil that is supermarkets,this image will very quickly become a thing of the past.The record store poster wall.As you can see we have a very vibrant music scene here.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Stairway to.....

This used to be a very ordinary staircase then the wood was added and now it looks great.A work of art in itself.People use it to get to the area's East of the city,and out of the city centre as it leads to a car park.There used to a great bar at the top. Go here to see a FULL VIEW

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

World Headquarters

THE WORLD HEADQUARTERS is a night club with a difference--no dress restrictions,no rip-off prices,no trouble and no gorillas on the door.They play soul and jazz and hip-hop and just about anything else that you can dance to. Not my type of music but I know plenty of people who love this place. And dont you just love the name of the building ? Go here for ANOTHER VIEW

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


ok. This boot is here to advertise a shoe and boot shop in the Grainger Market that is behind the boot.The store is known as the 'Doc Shop' because its the best place in town to get Dr Marten boots.They have always been associated with skinheads but(no disrespect intended) dont let that put you off.They last for ever and are very very comfy! Thanks again to HAM(top bloke!)Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 20, 2006

Northern Goldsmiths building.

It might look quiet for a Saturday night but there is only one bar on this street. Also you will notice that there is a Police van in the distance--that wont be the only one !!The Northern Goldsmith building always looks good at night and has been lit up as long as I can remember. Thanks to Ham from LONDON DAILY PHOTO for covering for me while I am away.Posted by Picasa

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Blue Carpet ..part 2.

Back to the BLUE CARPET for todays pic.This is one of a handful of public seats. The answer to yesterdays quiz was that the car park was used in the cult 1971 film "Get Carter". Go here to see stills from the film including the SCENE FROM THE CAR PARK.
A few got it but 'P' was first.Go and see his hilarious blogPosted by Picasa

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Quiz Time......

The council of Gateshead want to knock down this incredibly ugly building(understandably) but there are a lot of people (and not just in this area, but around the WORLD) that want it to stay.Anybody know why? Posted by Picasa

Friday, March 17, 2006

St.Patricks Day.

I took this picture at my local metro station, for everybody who is celebrating St.Patricks day. I find it really strange that the English party more on this day than when it is St.Georges day! Is it like that everywhere else? Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 16, 2006


The people of Newcastle (GEORDIES) are always looking on the bright side of nearly every possible situation. Its very cold,its just starting to rain,and there is a wind blowing...does this cafe really think people will want to sit outside today ?! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Byker Wall.

BYKER WALL was built at the end of the 70's and comprises 620 maisonettes..It was designed by Ralph Erskine and has recieved many awards.I think it might be unique in the UK. Some people love it,some hate it. Me? I'll let you make up your own mind. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Record Store Toilet!

Im always interested in the books that are in peoples toilets!! I have no time for Toyah or the Beach Boys but 'Notes from a big country' is one of my favorite books.Released as Im
a stranger here myself
in America.Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 13, 2006

Alex-air guitarist!!

Thought I would try something different today.This is my friend Alex messing about playing 'air guitar' in the pub on Saturday night.Im not sure if I like this or not!! (1 second exposure) Posted by Picasa

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Pub Signs of Newcastle No.1.

This pub is very popular with Newcastle United fans and is impossible to get into on match day...well it is only a 20 yard walk to the ground from here!! If you fancy a drink GO HERE.Posted by Picasa

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Happy 1st birthday to Paris Daily Photo.

In tribute to Eric,who has been an inspiration to everybody on here.Thankyou! This LP may be by an American rapper but at least he has the right name! Spotted him in one of my regular work calls. Posted by Picasa

Friday, March 10, 2006

Morden Gate.

One of only four remaining gates of 17 that were built in 1262 as part of the city walls to keep the city safe. If you go here you can see a little more info about the CITY WALLS. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Chinatown Postbox.

I love the way everything in Chinatown fits in with the feel of the place. Go to the LINK to see what I was doing in this part of town! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Work Sucks sometimes!!!

Im sorry to say I cant post a pic today as I am having to stay away from home tonight.
If this is going to happen again I will ask one of you guys to help me out. Sorry.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

How times have changed(for the better?)

About a mile east of Newcastle we have an old WD and HO Wills cigarette factory(Benson and Hedges among others).Its a fantastic building but stood empty for some time.Finally it was turned into luxary apartments a few years ago.You can still see the name of the company engraved in stone above the clock.Go here to see a wider view Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 06, 2006

Story time.

Back in the city centre we have this writing on a little back street wall.I have absolutely no idea what its about or who did it,but it makes interesting reading. To see the other side of the alley go to HERE
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  • Sunday, March 05, 2006

    Pedestrian Entrance.

    Continuing with the Tyne Tunnel,this is the entrance to the pedestrian walkway.One day I will go into it and see if I can get a pic inside.Look HERE to see the sculpture that stands to the side of this building. Posted by Picasa

    Saturday, March 04, 2006

    Purple Fish?

    We have many places we can cross the river Tyne,either by foot or car or train.Most of these are bridges but to the east of the city we have 2 tunnels.One is for cars the other is for cyclists and pedestrians.This fish(along with 4 others) are outside the pedestrian tunnel entrance. Posted by Picasa

    Friday, March 03, 2006

    Chinatown Entrance/Exit.

    Although our Chinatown is quite small compared to some citys in the UK ,we never had an entrance gate to welcome visitors until about 3 years ago.I think its beautiful. This is actually on the way out and in the background you can see St James Park-the home of Newcastle United.Posted by Picasa

    Thursday, March 02, 2006

    Man and his Multiple selves.

    This man(and his other 2 selves) are part of an artists idea of the working man and his multiple characters(or something?!!) Ive never really got it to be honest.If you want to see other two of him go HERE

    Wednesday, March 01, 2006

    Grey Street....

    In England,only London and Bath has more Georgian bulidings than Newcastle.This is Grey Street,which curves all the way down to the Quayside. Posted by Picasa