Thursday, 27 August 2015

Some Changes on Newgate Street




Its actually the latest incarnation of the old Co-op building, (one of the Towers) which will soon be open as a Premier Inn!

Monday, 17 August 2015

Some Changes at Eldon Square



This photo was taken on the very busy Blackett Street near the Grey's Monument looking towards the entrance to Eldon Square, which has its front face taken off, exposing what seems to be blackened bricks underneath. This part of Eldon Square has been under renovations for quite a long time.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Documentary on Intelligent Crows

I watched this documentary about crows and how they are amazingly intelligent. Apparently they are more like humans than any other creature, more intelligent than chimpanzees for example. They are like humans in their social structures too.


Leazes Park Lily Pads







There are lots of lily pads on Leazes Park Lake at the moment, these ones were the easiest to get photos of.

I also like this image of Rebecca Adlington, looking very serene at the bottom of a pool! It does look like she's meditating.


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Poppies and Ragwort, Grey Heron

Many thanks to Jeff for sending these photos of nature from around Tyneside last month.






Saturday, 1 August 2015

The Bees, a book by Laline Paull

Recently I had a break from reading crime fiction as it was affecting my psychological well being, and I accidentally discovered a book called "The Bees" by Laline Paull, in Newcastle Libraries eBooks collection. This is the most incredible, astonishing book I have read since I cannot remember when. It is coincidence that recently I have been taking photos of bees.

However, not knowing anything about the book before I read it probably did increase my appreciation, as I have noticed that most experiences benefit from having no expectations at the beginning.
Just obtain this book, read it, and be astounded!




Saturday, 25 July 2015

Newcastle Grainger Market



Recently the Public Toilets in the Grainger Market have been closed. I was wondering if they were ever going to open again as other council run toilets have been getting closed due to persistent vandalism and costs of maintaining them.
However I was pleased to see the toilets open once more, with big improvements as a non-slip flooring has been installed and the steps up into the cubicles have been removed, making the access much better.
I also got a big bag of cherries for £1.50 at one of the greengrocers.