My Sunday post on the Universe Blog coincided with Christmas day, and so my post was about the Christmas Markets in North and South Shields, all taken with my iPhone, not thinking I’d have my film shots back from development. The wonderful people at Analogue Wonderland exceeded my expectations though, and I got them back on Christmas Eve.
These then are the accompanying photographs, all taken on a Contax Aria loaded with Cinestil 800D.
Outside a pub next to the market in North Shields a group of people singing carols and playing what I assume are ukeleles, were doing a cracking job.
The first appearance of roasted chestnuts is a mystery, though they were thought to signify chastity for Christians. Some believe they had already made an appearance during the 16th century as a street snack in Rome.
I saw this lady, and asked to take her photo
and then I saw this man, and did the same
I have no idea what this stall had to do with Christmas
Over to South Shields and their Christmas Market was even worse, this is the only shot I took.
but I took a couple of pictures on the way back to the car
The Oysten Street Gas holder has been a feature of the South Shields’ skyline since 1886. Built by G & W Walker Ltd., the design includes 16 vertical cast iron columns. It did have two huge tanks that lifted telescopically as they filled with gas, to a total height of 90ft, but it was discontinued 10 years ago. Northern Gas Networks was expected to begin demolition and removal of the redundant gas holding station from October 22 to April 23, but no sign of it happening so far.
And finally, we saw the sun set over the river Tyne.
That’s all folks! 📷 🎞️ 😊