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Journey - 91/365

Journey - 91/365
Made by Paul J White
Journey, City Stadium, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne Designed by local artist Fiona Gray, the sculpture which is entitled ‘Journey’ was given its public debut at 3pm on Friday, 5 October, 2007 in front of community members and local councillors. This striking new sculpture acts as a way-marker for the Ouseburn Valley and comprises two four metre high curved white concrete columns whose surface has been polished to expose the aggregate. At night the sculpture is transformed by green and blue lighting. The work was commissioned by Newcastle City Council as part of the ongoing regeneration of the Ouseburn area. A metal section runs between the columns, which depicts the course the Ouseburn through the valley, and the kerb that runs around the base includes the names of all the places that the river flows through, both over & under ground. One of these names is Callerton, the source of the Ouseburn, which is a surprising nine miles away. ‘Journey’ is part of a larger project which has been funded by One NorthEast’s Single Programme which aims to help people find their way around the area, improve access and community safety. Following the launch of the Lower Ouseburn Regeneration Strategy in 1999 the area has been transformed into a sustainable creative urban village. It has attracted many new people and offers a wide range of visitor attractions, office space and housing options. Councillor Pauline Allen, Executive Member for Culture, Heritage, Libraries and Sport said: “This fabulous piece of work by Fiona Gray will encourage people to explore the amazing creative facilities the Ouseburn Valley has to offer. It will also give visitors an opportunity to see the transformation of this vibrant and constantly changing part of our city.” For more information about Fiona phone 0191 259 0024 or you can see some of her art at: www.fionagraydesigns.co.uk

Stepney Bank Stables - 140/365

Stepney Bank Stables - 140/365
Made by Paul J White
Stepney Bank Stables - I went on one of the Ouseburn Trust's heritage walks tonight, and very interesting it was too. Stepney Bank Stables, in the Ouseburn Valley, is both a professional riding school and a charity which gives children and adults from some of the most deprived wards in the North East region, the opportunity to learn to ride and look after horses. Originally established in 1992 by the City Farm Byker it became an independent organisation in 1999 and a registered charitable company shortly afterwards. In 2001 the Stables successfully raised £914,000 to build an additional indoor arena. This was provided by Sport England, The Ouseburn Partnership and the City Council. Built in 1897 as stables for the horses of the Global Parcel Express Company, when motorised transport became popular, the site was actually used as a slaughter house for the chain horses who were no longer needed to haul the heavy loads from the quay up the bank into town. www.stepneybank.co.uk/all-about-stepney.asp

The Tanners - 213/365

The Tanners - 213/365
Made by Paul J White
The Tanners Arms. Situated on the corner of Byker Bridge/Crawhall Road, it is one of my locals and a favourite on the Ouseburn pub trail - and I like the sign! It is named for the tanners who worked on Stepney Bank in days gone by, somewhat ironically on the site now occupied by Stepney Bank stables. There was a large abattoir opposite The Cluny, and after the animals were slaughtered the skins were taken up the hill to be processed into leather. The Newcastle Company of Tanners website details the odiferous process: www.freemenofnewcastle.com/tanners/index.html Map and directions here: www.pubsnewcastle.co.uk/TannersArms.html Large corner pub just outside the main city centre, pool table, regular music and DJ's. Football shown. The pub is popular with locals and students also those into live music. Good selection of drinks available at fair prices. Nice recent addition of a roof terrace.

In The Shadows

In The Shadows
Made by Caffull
A local sports team carries out training drills in the shadow of 1960's tower blocks on the City Stadium recreation ground. Shieldfield House is the tallest of the tower blocks and was completed in the World Cup winning year of 1966. The other blocks are King Charles Tower, Lort House and Pandon Court. The City Stadium stands above the Ouseburn Culvert, an underground tunnel accomodating the Ouseburn River dating back to the start of the 20th Century. The council used to have great ambitions for the stadium and originally built turnstiles but no perimeter fence... For more information on the area visit the Ouseburn Newcastle website.

Electric Streams

Electric Streams
Made by Miss Tanith
Remember, remember the Fifth of November, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot. Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent To blow up the King and Parli'ment. Three-score barrels of powder below To prove old England's overthrow; By God's providence he was catch'd (or by God's mercy*) With a dark lantern and burning match. Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring. (Holla*) Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King! And what should we do with him? Burn him!

Shieldfield windows - 232/365

Shieldfield windows - 232/365
Made by Paul J White
Shieldfield windows - offices of Veale-Nixon Limited. I just love the colours, and the sky was so perfect as a backdrop this afternoon. Veale-Nixon was founded in the North East in the early 1940’s by J.N. Veale and J.H. Nixon. At this time the Company was heavily involved with installation works in the ship building industry. Today Veale-Nixon Ltd is one of the North East’s leading electrical contractors providing premier electrical engineering services for both public sector and private customers in educational, commercial and industrial markets. www.veale-nixon.co.uk/

Lonely sofa - 237/365

Lonely sofa - 237/365
Made by Paul J White
Abandoned sofa in a nearby front garden. With the growth of the universities, quite a lot of local housing is in multiple occupation, filled with students. I don't have a big problem with that, but some of the landlords really piss me off. Every year around this time there is a mass throwout of all the fixtures and furniture that has been abused and wrecked, as they prepare the houses for the new intake. Why they can't ring the council or take stuff to the tip is beyond me, but the back lanes in particular can be an absolute disgrace. This is a comparatively benign and photogenic example, thankfully!

Ingenuity that would otherwise go unnoticed

Ingenuity that would otherwise go unnoticed
Made by Paul J White
The fourth Instruction for the Street Photography Now Project: Document some evidence of human ingenuity that would otherwise go unnoticed. Do it without including any humans in the picture - Michael Wolf I was hoping to spot some spontaneous/improvised ingenuity on the streets - but in our Western throwaway culture, that sort of 'problem solving' approach seems a lot less evident lately. I've settled for a shot that does show something largely unseen and unnoticed, and also shows evidence of human ingenuity - the underground carpark!

Queens Arms Pub and St George Flags, Sheildfield, Newcastle

Queens Arms Pub and St George Flags, Sheildfield, Newcastle
Made by Identity in Newcastle
Not necessarily a good photo here, but interesting content I feel. A very traditional style 'village' pub stands on the right here, titled 'the Queens Arms' (Shieldfield being just quarter of a mile from Newcastle City Centre) and the gable end of the pub is covered in ivy- echoes of 'Englishness', the archetypal 'English' cottage. A bust of Queen Elizabeth I swings from the pub sign. The van parked to the left has a St George flag flying on the roof, and in the background, on the crane, three St George flags fly from the crane wire.

PTS plumbing door - 192/365

PTS plumbing door - 192/365
Made by Paul J White
PTS plumbing door - snapped on the way back from town, in Shieldfield, I just loved the look of gentle decay on this entrance, although the building seems to be in current use by a plumbing supply merchant. PTS supply a comprehensive range of bathroom, heating and plumbing products to a wide range of customers, both public and private sector, from national house builders to the sole trading plumber. Website: www.ptsplumbing.co.uk/content/1/4/company.html

Orange sun lounger

Orange sun lounger
Made by Paul J White
Biscuit Factory - orange sun lounger at The Late Shows. Nice incongruous placement of a sunbed in a gallery at night! I think this was hand printed, but can't find anything about it online. If you know more details, please get in touch. Get ready to hit the beach, catch some surf, enjoy an ice cream and sail down to The Biscuit Factory where we will be hosting a wide variety of activities inspired by sunny summer seaside across the two nights for this years Late Shows. I love it, especially as it is orange, but is it art...?

Sunset from Shieldfield - 311/365

Sunset from Shieldfield - 311/365
Made by Paul J White
There was no plan today, no special events to photograph, but as I was walking into town late in the afternoon I caught the sun glinting off the Civic Centre. This is an unusual angle, taken from near the Queens pub in Shieldfield, looking across the University of Northumbria campus and their new footbridge: It just shows the benefit of ALWAYS keeping a camera with you, even a shirt pocket sized one like my excellent little Ricoh: www.ricoh.com/r_dc/caplio/r7/

Queens Arms Shieldfield - 197/365

Queens Arms Shieldfield - 197/365
Made by Paul J White
Queens Arms - Established in 1855 the Queens Arms was managed by Joseph Smith of the Manor Brewery. By 1882 the population of Shieldfield had doubled and the business thrived, but after 1939 numbers in the area declined such that, by 1963, the Queens was the only pub left on Simpson Terrace. It was renovated and revived in 1993 under the supervision of landlady Mary Graham, claiming to be The Finest Ale House in Shieldfield. Recent years have seen a decline and it's not a pub I frequent, despite its close proximity.

A Burst of Red

A Burst of Red
Made by Miss Tanith
A penny loaf to feed the Pope A farthing o' cheese to choke him. A pint of beer to rinse it down. A fagot of sticks to burn him. Burn him in a tub of tar. Burn him like a blazing star. Burn his body from his head. Then we'll say ol' Pope is dead. Hip hip hoorah! Hip hip hoorah hoorah!

Shieldfield House - 8b/365

Shieldfield House - 8b/365
Made by Paul J White
Shieldfield House - 77m tall and completed in 1966 - I can see this from my front window, although not from this angle! In good light I actually like this modernist/brutalist style of architecture. In a typical Newcastle gloom it can be oppressive and plain miserable looking. Mild tone mapping in Photomatix from a single RAW file for the technically minded.

Tyne & Wear: Newcastle Upon Tyne: QUEENS ARMS

Tyne & Wear: Newcastle Upon Tyne: QUEENS ARMS
Made by emdjt42
Dating from 1855 and situated on Simpson Terrace, Shieldfield, Newcastle Upon Tyne, the QUEENS ARMS was pictured on December 18th 2010. Judging by the newness of the bording up it has only recently closed, though it does look in danger of being enveloped by the encroaching foliage! A run past on the bus during September 2011 found that it had reopened.

Fireworks

Fireworks
Made by Sharto
I'm really disappointed about myself! I am too far from not only my goals but also from what I was! I need to begin practicing more and more. Spending 3 hours on a 20 minute fireworks and got nothing to show?! It's a shame! خودمونیش: نمی رفتم سنگین تر بودم! فقط دوربینم زیر بارون خیس شد و بس!

New Office

New Office
Made by Mikmac
My new office is going to be in the right hand building. By sheer luck and the wind direction it escaped major fire damage last night (10/04/07). See icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk/journallive/thejournal/tm_met...

Biscuit Factory Photo Exhibition

Biscuit Factory Photo Exhibition
Made by harra1958
I visted the Biscuit Factory (Art Gallery) in Shieldfield, Newcastle today and there was a fantastic photographic exhibition on. I would highly recommend any NE based photographers to visit. It features 4 local photographers who exhibit under the collective name SceNE. It's free and the Byker Vista Cafe is second to none; esp the scones!

Tour of Britain - 236/365

Tour of Britain - 236/365
Made by Paul J White
Tour of Britain - Martin Reimer (German National road race champion) of Cervelo Test Team leads the peleton at breakneck speeds through the streets of Heaton and Shieldfield, on the way to a quayside finish. More on the race here: www.tourofbritain.co.uk



Nearest places of interest:

Quay Point University accomodation
Christ Church C of E Primary School
The Biscuit Factory
True Jesus Church, Boyd Street
  Portman House
Just Harleys
The Sayers Bar
Sheildfield House

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