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  1. Test your Newcastle GENERAL KNOWLEDGE . . .

    Newcastle Metro Area
    Just a bit of fun . . . It occurred to me that all of us know a lot about our great city, about it's past, it's present and it's plans for the future. We all probably know LOTS of stuff that others amongst us may not, so why not have a thread where we can post these 'little snippets' of...
  2. AT RISK REGISTER - English Heritage At Risk Register in Newcastle and the North East

    Newcastle Metro Area
    . This thread is solely for discussions about the ENGLISH HERITAGE AT RISK REGISTER, in relation to buildings in Newcastle and the North East. .
  3. Newcastle ART: Works of Art located in, and Local Artists from - Newcastle and the North East

    Newcastle Metro Area
    This thread can be used to post and discuss depiction of Newcastle and environs in painting, sculpture, drawing and other visual arts, as well as Newcastle artists, and art news and events. I'll get us started by posting a few Artworks showing Newcastle in its various guises: Layla Curtis -...
  4. WEBSITES LISTING - A comprehensive list of LINKS to Local/Newcastle Area Websites

    Newcastle Metro Area
    . Newcastle Area - Local Websites (List of Links) Listed by Category . . . See the "Twenty Categories" (Sections) below. When the 'Newcastle Metro ('Metropolitan') Area Forum' started in October 2009, it occurred to me that it would be useful if we had one dedicated thread where we could...
  5. London · the Southside

    Urban Showcase
    This urban gallery presents photos taken in South London, which is perhaps the least-photographed side of London. More photos will be added in due course! 1. View across Borough SE1. The building under-construction on the far left will be South London's tallest. 2. Palestra, an office...
  6. A FORUM GET-TOGETHER . . . Newcastle Metro Area Forum, should we arrange a meet-up?

    Newcastle Metro Area
    Anyway lads, I was thinking about creating a Newcastle meet up thread. Many other Sub-Forums have these, and as stickies, but they don't seem to be full of life, only doing so onve or twice a year. So I thought it would be wise for us to just use this thread for that purpose aswell. I don't...
  7. Remembering HISTORIC NEWCASTLE - Old Photos, Maps, even Stories . . .

    Newcastle Metro Area
    CALLERS FURNITURE STORE on Northumberland Street was destroyed in a huge fire on 30th November 1969, but was re-built on the exact same spot and re-opened in 1971 . . . For those of you who do not know about this famous Newcastle store, the name of the shop was pronounced ‘CAllers’ and not...
  8. Newcastle General Hospital Redevelopment | Newcastle | Various | U/C

    Newcastle Metro Area
    Tesco and other Redevelopment at Newcastle General Hospital Architect's Blurb: The proposed new 60,000 sq ft Tesco store is just part of an exciting scheme to redevelop the whole of the Newcastle General Hospital site. The overall proposal is for a large mixed use development consisting of...
  9. Stephenson Quarter | Newcastle | 40/35/2 x 30/3 x 25m | 9/9/2 x 8/3 x 7 Fl | U/C

    Newcastle Metro Area
    Okay Guys, this is can be the thread to discuss news, construction, opinions and issues relating to the Stephenson Quarter development. - - - - Official Blurb from Silverlink: Ambitious plans have received detailed planning consent to transform Newcastle's historic Stephenson Quarter into a...
  10. PORTO ALEGRE - Estádio Olímpico Monumental (52,000 | 1954 - 2013)

    Demolished
    Estádio Olímpico Monumental is a football stadium inaugurated on September 19, 1954, in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Southern South America, with a maximum capacity of 52,081 people. The stadium is owned by Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense. It was the first south american football stadium...
  11. Durham

    Fotoforum
    De voorbije week was ik op vakantie in het noorden van Engeland. Standplaats was Durham, een kleine stad ten zuiden van Newcastle. Hoewel deze stad slechts 40 000 inwoners telt is ze tamelijk bruisend: er is een universiteit en het kleine historische centrum weet toeristen van over de hele...
  12. Staiths South Bank Housing Development | Gateshead | Various | Completed

    Completed Projects
    Here is a photo of the shell for a new apartment building at Staiths South Bank. Seems to be an absence of safety netting/fences, scaffolding etc. Has work stalled or is it supposed to be like that? atheame .
  13. PHOTOGRAPHY of Newcastle and the North East - Current photos, mainly taken by Forum Members

    Newcastle Metro Area
    ALL THESE PHOTOS ARE THE PROPERTY OF AND WERE ORIGINALLY POSTED BY TownPlanningNE Load of photos TownPlanningNE took today while walking around the city centre...
  14. Blackpool

    Urban Showcase
    Photos taken during the summer 2008 of Blackpool, probably the most famous seaside resort in England, tacky but great! And about to make a comeback! Blackpool Tower an icon of the British Seaside! Blackpool Winter Gardens One of the best examples of Art Deco in the country, and a former...
  15. The Everyman Theatre.

    Completed Projects
    £41m plan to rebuild the Everyman Theatre Oct 29 2008 LIVERPOOL’S famous Everyman Theatre will be demolished and a £41m theatre created on its current site. The massive project, which also includes a complete refit of its sister theatre, The Playhouse, has already secured £6m of funding, and...
  16. Truro, Cornwall

    Cityscapes and Skyline Photos
    My hometown. It may be a small city, but it's a city nonetheless :) Stats: - The capital of Cornwall (England's most south-westerly county) - Population 22,000 - Truro Cathedral built between 1880 and 1910 - Mainly Georgian and Victorian architecture Image credit...
  17. Manchester I: Stadscentrum

    Fotoforum
    Afgelopen week ben ik voor mijn studie in Noord-West Engeland geweest. De eerste stad waar ik ben geweest is Manchester. De agglomeratie heeft ongeveer 2,6 miljoen inwoners en is groot geworden door de industrie. De industriële revolutie is begonnen in deze stad. Tegenwoordig, na het...
  18. Best Town Hall in UK - (Non-UK Nationals only)

    European Classic Architecture and Landscapes
    So guys which one you think is the best Town Hall in UK BIRMINGHAM (Split between two building) MANCHESTER LEEDS GLASGOW CARDIFF SHEFFIELD
  19. 2DAY IN BRISTOL - A Visual Diary

    Urban Showcase
    2DAY IN BRISTOL - Through the eyes of a Bristolian! INTRODUCTION This is a visual diary of Bristol, the Capital of the West Country. My last one came to an end so abruptly because of my last camera braking. That led to me hastily buying a new one and now I have and have put it to good use over...
  20. LONDON - Olympic Stadium (60,000)

    Completed
    West Ham United FC 3x Cup: 1964, 1975, 1980 1x Supercup: 1964 1x UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1965 The London Olympic Stadium 80,000 seats The Olympic Stadium has been designed in an innovative way that allows for an 80,000 seat Athletics stadium to be converted into a more easily...
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