My best friend, Cynthia, and I travelled to Newcastle-on-the-Quay, England for a conference. When one of us, or both, wasn't at the conference, we wondered around the area.
Newcastle was originally a Roman settlement founded in the 2nd century AD, and during the Middle Ages it was known as England's northern fortress. Today it is primarily an industrial and port city. When Finland had it's 'no alcohol for locals' policy, Finlanders would take the Friday night ferry to Newcastle, drink themselves silly all weekend and return to Finland on the Sunday night ferry.
One of the city's most famous landmarks is Tyne Bridge, on the Tyne River.

Typical old city architecture.

That's All Saints Church, on the Quay, as seen from Tyne Bridge.

Another view of the city centre from Tyne Bridge.

The river to the right is the Tyne. This is the 'business/office' side . . .

. . . and this is the industrial side.

As you can see it's not necessary a pretty place, but I suppose it's functional.

Tourists on the bridge . . .




More scenes from the bridge.

All Saints Church; Tyne Bridge in the background.

'Old' and 'New' - All Saints Church with modern architecture beside it.

Entrance to the church cemetery.

You can tell it's an industrial town by the blackness of the headstones.

Wondering around the Quay. Original Roman walls are peppered throughout the area.

The original 'Firkin' pub.

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