As promised, here is the second part of my Newcastle photos. This installment focuses on sculptures and monuments, though some architecture has found its way in here, too, because the two cannot always be neatly separated.
Grey's Monument, honouring parliamentary reformer Charles Earl Grey, who also lent his name to the famous tea blend
Occupy protesters camped out at the foot of Grey's monumnet, including a gentleman in a Guy Fawkes/V for Vendetta mask. Given Earl Grey's commitment to parliamentary reform, the anti-slavery movement, etc... it seems strangely fitting that the Occupy protesters have chosen his monument as a site for their camp.
The Angel of the North, a modern sculpture on a hill in Gateshead, viewed through some rose hips
The Angel of the North in its full glory. It's 20 meters high, the wing span is 54 meters.
A closer look at the Angel. The people at its foot demonstrate how huge the sculpture is.
Another angel, this one commemorating the fallen of the South African war, and the Church of St Thomas the Martyr in the background
The Civic Centre, a surprisingly interesting building from that lost decade of architecture, the 1960s
A closer look at the tower of the Civic Centre and an interesting lamp
The Tyne God, a giant bronze sculpture hanging from the facade of the Civic Centre. I suspect that it was a fountain at some point, though the water was switched off.
A sculpture depicting flying swans in the courtyard of the Civic Centre
Chandelier in the lobby of the Civic Centre. The glass of the entrance door was decorated with etchings.