Please note that the address for Newcastle Upon Tyne Daily Photo has changed to
Please change your favorites and links to this new address.
I am sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you.
You will be redirected in 2 or 3 seconds. If not you may click on the link shown above.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Go on, guess what it is? Actually your wrong, its not a prison! This is Newcastle Central Library. Its quite nice inside but who actually thought these things were attractive when they designed them?
Go here for a LONGER VIEW



Blogger Pierre said...

Hi Chris, ugly or not, it makes a beautifuly graphic picture...

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Britain must have a thing about ugly libraries. Didn't Prince Charles say that the library in Birmingham looks like "a place to incinerate books?"

I wonder if people would read more if the outside looked more inviting?

9:53 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

heheh..hey, tooo nice to be a jail !! i was guess its the Tax dept. The design was popular in 60s/70s..I hate such designs:p

12:34 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

hi Chris, is what Pam said true? very funny...I was just gonna say it has similar design with the twin tower...

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Heva said...

I must have passed thi building a thousand times and never noticed how very ugly it is.


9:16 PM  
Blogger mark said...

you know, maybe the building is ugly, but the photo is excellent ! Almost a tin-type or something.

3:48 AM  
Blogger Louise said...

I think that this is called brutalist architecture. Suitable name.

8:52 AM  
Blogger piu said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

12:12 PM  
Blogger piu said...

Wow, it looks like some parking houses here in Oulu (you'll see some day). Photo itself is impressive, reminds of documentary photography from pre digital era ;-) when you had to make your own b/w prints.

(I removed earlier comment cos I notised that I had wrote in wrong window)

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think it's pretty beautiful outside. and it's an utter shithole inside, no argument. wait and see what gets put in it's place if current newcastle construction is anything to go by.

9:30 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home