Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Simonside Hills Rothbury Northumberland


Simonside Hills, Rothbury, Northumberland

The Simonside hills landscape overlooks the ancient market town of Rothbury in the Northumberland national park.
The area is a haven for wildlife and is the setting for a bronze age cemetery and hillfort.
Local legend has it that an evil race of dwarves called dueargars roam the hills enticing walkers and travellers to their deaths over cliff edges.  
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Cumbria - Derwentwater Keswick


Derwentwater, Keswick.

Derwentwater is one of the main lakes in the Lake District.
It is 3 miles long and 1 mile wide.
There are 4 larger islands on Derwentwater and several smaller ones.
There is windsurfing, boating on the lake as well as tourist vessels.
The famous children's author Beatrix Potter spent some time in her younger days here.  
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Cumbria - Castlerigg Stone Circle


Cumbria - Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Castlerigg Stone Circle is one of the oldest British stone circles. being raised in about 3,000 years BC during the Neolithic period.
The stone circle is set among the stunning Cumbrian hills and mountains.
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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Dog Leap Stairs Newcastle


Dog Leap Stairs, Newcastle.

Dog leap stairs lead from the castle garth to the side.
They were made famous in the Dire Straits song "down to the waterline" from that bands first album.
Local folklore has it that Baron Eldon - later the Lord Chancellor of England - eloped with Bessie Surtees going up the stairs on horseback.
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Monday, April 09, 2018

Reflections on the Tyne (2)


 Reflections on the Tyne (2).  

These photos were taken in April 2018 on the Newcastle Quayside, showing the Baltic Arts Centre at Gateshead as well as the Millennium "blinking eye bridge" and Tyne bridges as well as boats on the river.
Earlier photos of Reflections on the River Tyne.
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The Old Post Office, Newcastle.


The Old Post Office, Newcastle.

 The Old Post Office in Newcastle is a grade one listed building and was built in the 1870's.
In recent years the building had undergone a major refurbishment and is now a modern office for the company NBS.
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