Newcastle A.K.A The Toon

Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
Trip End Ongoing

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Today was a rare day off for both myself and Richie, so we thought we'd best make the most of it and do some local stuff whilst taking our chances to see the new Bond movie, Quanton of Solace at the cinema. The weather was rubbish so we wrapped up warm and met early along with Michael who managed to pull together some cash to venture with us on the bus a little way up the A19 to Tyne-side. We went firstly to the gate and saw the movie before grabbing lunch at the Keel Row bar downstairs. I had been curious what the Fenwicks window display would be this year, in the past there had been snakes, lizards and aliens so it was a relief to find the focal story was Oliver, a decent one but the snakes and rats had been put to use again, as was the case everyyear, even the nativity contained snakes... I didn't know that :)  We grabeed coffee soon after at starbucks... its the law. Then began to walk towards the keep on the quayside where most of Newcastle symbolic views can be found. All within walking distance, the Millenium bridge,  the Baltic Museum and the five bridges including the essentially Geordie Tyne Bridge. I love seeing the quayside and it looks full of life no matter what time of year you go, also at night one of the bridges has images projected off it... way cool. The truth of the matter is that Newcastle has two sides to it wherever you go, the day life and of course the famous or imfamous night life, neither of which can be missed and both of which go hand in hand. You don't come to Newcastle for much else than the famous Geordie nights out and with booze as cheap as this and a student population two 3rds of the year, theres never a bad night to be had. More about that soon when I will no doubt dare to take my camera soon. Not much esle to report on my day out, the pics tell most of the story... but theres loads more to the town than just this. Gotta see it really to take it in.
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