Posted tagged ‘Newcastle-upon-Tyne’

Another Newcastle

May 14, 2014

Readers of this blog will know that I am a supporter of Newcastle United FC, with all the ups and downs associated with that particular interest.

Newcastle is of course more than a football club. The city is interesting in all sorts of ways. Earlier this month my son and I visited the city to watch the last home game of the season in St James’ Park. To our surprise and delight Newcastle actually won the game. But I also used the opportunity to take some photos in the city, and these are below. On this occasion I had forgotten to bring any of my cameras, so what you see below was taken with my iPhone.

Hotel Beehive

Hotel Beehive

Newcastle Cathedral

Newcastle Cathedral

Newcastle alleyway

Newcastle alleyway

Central Arcade

Central Arcade

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Urban symbols – Photo #3 of 2010

April 25, 2010

The photo below is of the Theatre Royal in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I took it two weeks ago, on the occasion of a visit to the city to watch Newcastle United play (and win) a match against Blackpool.

The Theatre Royal was opened in 1837. The impressive architecture illustrates the prosperity and confidence that the industrial towns and cities of Northern England felt in the period of the Industrial Revolution. The area was decimated in the era of manufacturing decline later, but there has since been some recovery, and the architecture of Victorian Newcastle is still impressive.

The theatre in the meantime has a lively programme and is enjoying some success.