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Old August 20th, 2007, 05:38 PM   #1
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Newcastle/Gateshead, UK. An underrated city

Hi I know not many people on a world scale know of Newcastle, so I have decided to post some pictures from around the web (mostly Flickr) to show you guys my city, and the city directly opposite, accross the river

The city of Newcastle:

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The Quayside, the bridges and the river Tyne:

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Old August 20th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #2
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Parks and green spaces, in the city and nearby:

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(Leazes Park overlooked by Newcastle's St James' Park football stadium)

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(The city centre is surrounded by very large fields known as the Town Moor. Here is one looking over 'the suburbs')

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(Kielder Reservoir, about 50 miles away. A great place to go camping etc... or for a day out if you live in the city. There is an old villager beneath the water.

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Old August 20th, 2007, 06:19 PM   #3
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Amazing pics! The city looks lovely, well done and thanks for sharing.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #4
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Thank you I will post more pics later, when I find some nice ones
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Old August 20th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #5
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Found some more, Flickr:

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Tall Ships Race 2005 and celebrations(The number of people at the Quayside was amazing, you couldn't actually move):

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Old August 20th, 2007, 07:18 PM   #6
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More of the City:

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Old August 20th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #7
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The first photograph is killer!

The layers Newcastle presents is completely unique and quite overwhelming. I love the city.

I can't help but comment that I feel the modern additions are completely out of place. If there is one place in the UK where I wish the city had maintained its traditional architecture, it is here in Newcastle.

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Old August 20th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #8
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I can't help but comment that I feel the modern additions are completely out of place. If there is one place in the UK where I wish the city had maintained its traditional architecture, it is here in Newcastle.
Newcastle doesn't have enough modern architecture. It is probably my biggest gripe with the city. All the good stuff...

...The tilting Millenium Bridge...

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...The modernised Baltic Gallery...

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...The amazing Sage...

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... are all in Gateshead.

The fact is, we NEED modern architecture for the city to grow. We aren't getting rid of our grand old buildings to make way for them, we get rid of 60's/70's monstosities. We have actually been restoring all of our old buildings and cleaning their facades recently. The council, however, doesn't strive to deliver the high quality modern buildings we deserve. Only Gateshead gets those lol...

Probably the most modern building in Newcastle:

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Pathetic... Gateshead is much better for new stuff right now.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 08:46 PM   #9
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hey thanks for sharing your photos with us Newcastle Guy, really beautiful city and reminds me a bit of Glasgow/Edinburugh. The streetscapes are beautiful and I personally love your shot of the angel statue with the rather bleak looking apocalyptic sky in the background, very professionally done, I didn't know you were the photography expert. Newcastles got plenty of character, how come we don't have a thread for the city on the Brit forums?
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Old August 20th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #10
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hey thanks for sharing your photos with us Newcastle Guy, really beautiful city and reminds me a bit of Glasgow/Edinburugh. The streetscapes are beautiful and I personally love your shot of the angel statue with the rather bleak looking apocalyptic sky in the background, very professionally done, I didn't know you were the photography expert. Newcastles got plenty of character, how come we don't have a thread for the city on the Brit forums?
There is a thread on the UK forum, look closer
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Old August 20th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #11
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Superb Pics and a Wonderful looking City
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Old August 20th, 2007, 10:13 PM   #12
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hey thanks for sharing your photos with us Newcastle Guy, really beautiful city and reminds me a bit of Glasgow/Edinburugh. The streetscapes are beautiful and I personally love your shot of the angel statue with the rather bleak looking apocalyptic sky in the background, very professionally done, I didn't know you were the photography expert. Newcastles got plenty of character, how come we don't have a thread for the city on the Brit forums?
No no there not mine, as I said they are from Flickr!
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Old August 20th, 2007, 10:56 PM   #13
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Ok, thanks.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 04:51 AM   #14
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While I feel we should avoid an argument about which style is superior (modern vs. Newcastle traditional), I must comment that you hardly need modern architecture for a city to grow.

In fact, that doesn't make sense at all.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:56 PM   #15
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If you want to attract bigger corporations and boost the business sector of the city, then you need to build modern buildings that they want. Also, if you want the city to grow architecturally, then you need to add buildings of each era as they pass. I don't want my city to remain stagnant. I want crap buildings replaced with high quality modern buildings, and like London have a mix of old and new architecture. All cities deserve to experience different eras of architecture, and SHOULD NOT turn into museums, especially ones that wish to thrive. The council wants my city to thrive, but do little to help it achieve that. Building-wise anyway.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 08:08 PM   #16
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Wow I like your city, impressive architecture, old and new

Great pics...
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Old August 21st, 2007, 09:46 PM   #17
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Beautiful stuff Newcastle Guy The Sage is awesome
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 12:30 AM   #18
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Impressive beautiful old city
I've seen Newcastle in the 'Goal' movie already

And the geordie dialect always makes my laugh
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 01:27 AM   #19
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Thanks for the comments guys
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 09:53 PM   #20
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How many times I've walked streets of Newcastle. full of memories this place.
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