A few more from the fujifilm SP roll I had in the Aria, this time in Newcastle. There is nearly always a busker of some kind in town when we go and this time it was a guy singing opera, and doing it beautifully I have to say. The picture is a little bit out of focus, but I like it anyway not least because, well… succulent veggie balls made me laugh. 🤦♀️
and just as a little treat here’s a short video of him singng
I love the Moss Bros. shop in Northumberland Street. Originally a 19th century home, it was later converted into a high end cobblers, and then Moss Bros took it on. Its façade is ornately decorated with plaster (a decoration known as pargetting), which was added in 1953 to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. It sits between modern higher buildings, and has a lot of character I think.
Outside one of the entrances to Grainger Market there is a rather large red boot, I assume it’s an advertising thing for one of the shoe stalls.
I think this one speaks for itself
We have a cycle for hire scheme in Newcastle, like Boris Bikes in London, though I haven’t been tempted as yet, orange is not my colour.
Although I shot on colour film, I converted two of the shots to black and white as it suited them better. First Grey Street
It was was built by Richard Grainger in the 1830s with the aid of several architects, including John Dobson. The whole of the western side of the street was designed by two architects from Grainger’s office, John Wardle and George Walker. It contains the Theatre Royal designed by John and Benjamin Green and the Central Arcade and is renowned for its Georgian architecture.
In 2010, BBC Radio 4 listeners named it Britain’s Best Street, describing it as “a street on a human scale with a grand vision”.
Newcastle Castle seen from Central Station
The first covered train station in the world and made mention of by Simon Jenkins, in his book Britain’s 100 Best Railway Stations, the Romano-Italian design Newcastle railway station is a Grade I Listed building – a building of outstanding national architectural or historic interest. On August 29, 1850, the station was inaugurated by Queen Victoria.
That’s it for this time. Next time I’ll be posting some from a roll of Kodak Ultramax.