The Tyne Bridge

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I have recently bought a used Canon EOS dSLR 300D camera and this is one of my first photographs taken with it.

[18mm focal length, 1/125sec, f20 and ISO 200.]

I will no doubt be putting other photos on my blog in the future.

The Tyne Bridge, Newcastle is iconic to all who live in the North East. Newcastle Upon Tyne is truly the city of bridges as it has five bridges within half a mile of each other on the quayside.  The newest is the Millennium Bridge which tilts to let boats under.  The Swing Bridge was built in 1868. These two bridges are the only ones which have a mechanism to enable them to move!

The modern building in the background is the Sage Gateshead a marvelous concert hall – the venue for all kinds of music and music education. Just out of sight behind the Sage is the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Gateshead use to live in the shadow of Newcastle but since the developments on the south side of the river it is now its equal – at least in cutural offerings!

I’ve lived in the NE for forty years and think it is a great part of Britain to live in. Apart from the city-life and cultural attractions it is near the North Sea, the Northumberland coast is an area of unspoilt natural beauty (Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands are definitely worth a visit) , the Cheviots are accessible and the Lake District is a 2hr drive away!

 

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