Random photographs from a roll in the Contax I took with me out and about in August.
A few weeks ago I posted my Hipstamatic outing to Tynemouth Market over on the Universe Blog but of course took a few with my Contax too.
I was with Phil, and we always grab a coffee from the Ouseburn Coffee Company, and Phil managed to knock his one all over the counter, resulting in copious amounts of paper towel mopping up on our part. The guy serving was very nice about it and gave him another cuppa free of charge. I’d have made him pay 😉
I know I posted a picture of Foxy Scotsy last time, but I like this one much more.
I do love the quirky things people bring to sell, I might have to have one of these next visit!
I wish I’d been sharper with the focus for these cute guys
I quite often visit Tynemouth Market, either with Sophie on our photographic adventures, or with Phil on his quest for bargain vinyl.
Replacing the original station which opened in 1847 to link Newcastle to Berwick by rail, the station we have now opened on 7th July 1872. It was designed by William Bell for the North Eastern Railway Company and in 1980 it was switched over to serve the Tyne & Wear Metro. (Like the Tube if you’re in the South of England, or the Subway if you’re in the USA. Not sure about anywhere else!) The station had had a long period of neglect so underwent a major restoration and was subsequently was reopened by Princess Anne on 2nd July 2012.
Newcastle Library has a few photos of it back around 1890 – 1910
On Saturdays and Sundays the market appears. There are over over 150 stalls where you can find local produce and homemade, artisan treats from independent traders, rummage for treasures on the eclectic bric-a-brac stalls or riffle through tables of second-hand books and records. There are vintage clothing stalls, vintage jewellery and accessories, where you can also pick up unique antique items, retro fashion, vintage homeware and furniture. Local artists and designers also have stalls of artiisan crafts, unique artwork, prints and photography. Food stalls with Indian, Greek, Chinese et al street food for lunch and the smells are so enticing when you walk past.
I think it lends itself wonderfully to photography, especially on film, so I took the Riva with me when I went with Phil a few weeks back and Christmas was on the horizon.
I think it’s time for another visit when the weather is a bit warmer!