A day in Newcastle

October 9, 2011
Yesterday went on a day trip to Newcastle. A friend was visiting the university and took us along for the ride. 
The weather was a bit rubbish- rainy all the time and for that reason we didn’t spend that much time stopping around looking at things and for that reason not many photos were taken.
However, I did like the city, the areas I visited were quite clean and the Georgian architecture is beautiful. We strolled around the river area and that’s where I took most of the photos. It was also great to see my friend João from Lisbon, who lives there now and was kind enough to show us around for a few hours.
The Millenium bridge. The building in the background is an old flour mill on the Gateshead side that has been converted into a modern art museum. We went there but sadly the exhibitions were closed as they were changing them so we didn’t get to see much. Nice building though, and the museum shop had amazing books and trinkets. It’s sad to be broke!
As can it can be seen on the photos, there are a few bridges over the river and they can be crossed on foot.
There is a wall with carvings – the Tyne river and the landmarks and monuments that can be found along it. 
A beautiful 19th Century indoor shopping gallery. Absolutely beautiful, with Art Nouveau details. 
I really liked the city and would like to go back with more time and slightly better weather to take more photos of the beautiful things I saw.

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  • Reply sacramento October 10, 2011 at 08:07

    I love Newcastle, my husband was born there.

  • Reply Mrs. D October 10, 2011 at 18:07

    I loved it too! I wouldn't mind going back soon!

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