Around Newcastle central station

This grand station was opened by Queen Victoria in 1850. The station was designed by the architect John Dobson and built at the joint expense of the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway (N&C) and George Hudson's Newcastle & Darlington Junction and Newcastle & Berwick Railways. It replaced three earlier stations: the temporary termini of the Carlisle … Continue reading Around Newcastle central station

Dusk falls over the Megabus

Whenever we go to Newcastle I always take my Olympus OM10II in stripped down mode, less the grip and with the 14-42mm pancake zoom. This compact setup fits into a tiny shoulder bag and is ideal for city snaps. Dusk is a good time of day for city photos with the shop and street lights … Continue reading Dusk falls over the Megabus

France on Friday

High on a ridge in the Auvergne the benedictine monastery of Notre-Dame de Randol is a gem of modernist twentieth century architecture. The building was started in 1968 and the first monks arrived in 1971. Unfortunately only the church is open to visit on a daily basis, the rest of the site is accessible via … Continue reading France on Friday

weekly photo challenge: structure

There are many old stone walls around the Northumberland countryside where I live. Some replaced by fences or left in disrepair. This weeks photo challenge topic is structure and a fine one this wall is! Go and see other interpretations of "structure" over at the Wordpress Daily Post.  

weekly photo challenge: bridge

Many bridges cross the River Tweed at Berwick-on-Tweed, rail and road, ancient and modern, connecting England with Scotland. This photo shows the Royal Tweed Bridge (road) and the Royal Border Bridge (rail). If you've never visited Berwick and you are in the area, I urge you to do so. It's a fascinating town with sea and estuary … Continue reading weekly photo challenge: bridge

Notre-Dame de Randol: a hidden modernist gem

High on a ridge in the Auvergne the benedictine monastery of Notre-Dame de Randol is a gem of modernist twentieth century architecture. The building was started in 1968 and the first monks arrived in 1971. Unfortunately only the church is open to visit on a daily basis, the rest of the site is accessible via … Continue reading Notre-Dame de Randol: a hidden modernist gem