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Newcastle

Having lived up North now for quite a while I though it was about time I had a proper explore of Newcastle which is only 10 mins by train away. Although the weather was fairly overcast and pretty cold I still managed to get some pretty good photos. One of the main things I wanted to see was the Millennium Bridge which is a very impressive structure – I never realized that the whole thing was designed to tilt on its axis to allow tall ships under – its ingenious!

Bridge

Just over the bridge is the newish Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art which I took a look in but unfortunately the main exhibition was devoted to a pair of early 20th century feminists, not exactly my cup of tea! After this I wondered back into the main shopping district and took a look in some of the weird and wonderful shops in Chinatown which seems strangely out of place in Newcastle!

One thing which struck me was that there appears to be a lot of regenerative development going on in Newcastle right now so obviously its getting a lot of cash from somewhere.

Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Tokyo. Prior to this, he lived in China and still returns frequently to continue exploring this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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