Here’s the third installment of my Newcastle photos. This time we have architecture from medieval to ultra-modern:
The Black Gate and the Castle Keep, which dates from Norman times
The Black Gate, a gate in the old city wall
St Nicholas Church viewed from the top of the Castle Keep
The Church of St Mary's in Gateshead complete with weathered headstones. The arc of the Tyne Bridge can be glimpsed in the background.
An impressive Georgian building in Grainger Town with Grey's Monument in the background.
Laing Art Gallery, which was showing an exhibition of Mervyn Peake's graphic work while I was there. In the background, you can see a stunningly ugly 1970s tower block called Bewick Court.
Beautiful stained glass windows advertising clocks and cutlery in a Victorian building
The Victorian storefront of Northern Goldsmiths with a beautiful golden clock. I saw an identical golden clock on another building in a different part of town.
A beautiful Art Noveau building called Emerson Chambers. Even better, it houses a Waterstone's book store.
Central Arcade, a turn of the century shopping arcade decorated with ornamented tiles
Inside Monument Mall, a beautifully restored 19th century building converted into a rather disappointing shopping mall
The elevator at Monument Mall. Note the wrought iron railings, the glass etchings at the elevator and the gilt-painted ceiling
The Baltic, a former flour warehouse turned art museum. It was exhibiting this year's Turner Prize nominees while I was there. I didn't go in, though - I'm not a Turner Prize fan.
A fish 'n chips shop with an interesting storefront
The Sage music/events centre in Gateshead, designed by Norman Foster, with a military vessel in the foreground