Travelling to Newcastle via Metro, cross the Metro bridge, first sight of the town is
the Tyne bridge. My first thought is ‘I’m home’. Even though I’ve lived here all my life
when I’m here I always find a side street while I’m there that I haven’t seen before or
looks different because of the season or the lighting.
Through photography I have rediscovered Newcastle, the character and the
quirkiness of this town. Walking from the Monument Metro station coming through
Monument Mall, a modern shopping centre which blends in well with the older
architecture of Newcastle. Coming out into Northumberland Street where the place
comes to life with street entertainment. Northumberland Street is full of the hustle
and bustle of people shopping. Moving down the side streets from Northumberland
Street you can discover the culture of Newcastle. I personally like going to the
exhibitions at the Laing Art Gallery and visiting the Hancock Museum for the art and
artefacts. I personally love the character of the people of Newcastle for their warn
outlook, welcoming attitude and sense of humour that echoes from St James to the
Quayside of Newcastle. I end my day in town enjoying a warm cup of coffee in my
favourite coffee shop.