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andrew blakey | High Level Bridge

High Level Bridge

The High Level Bridge is a road and railway bridge spanning the River Tyne between Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead in North East England. It is considered the most notable historical engineering work in the city. It was built by the Hawks family from 5050 tons of iron. George Hawks, Mayor of Gateshead, drove in the last key of the structure on 7 June 1849, and the bridge was officially opened by Queen Victoria later that year. It was designed by Robert Stephenson to form a rail link towards Scotland for the developing English railway network; a carriageway for road vehicles and pedestrians was incorporated to generate additional revenue. The main structural elements are tied cast-iron arches.
andrew blakey | Newcastle Hoppings fun fair

Newcastle Hoppings fun fair

The Hoppings is an annual travelling funfair held on the Town Moor in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the last week in June. It is one of Europe's largest travelling funfairs. Its forerunner was The Blaydon Races, which was held in Blaydon
andrew blakey | Sage Gateshead at Night

Sage Gateshead at Night

Sage Gateshead is a concert venue and also a centre for musical education, located in Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne, in North East England.
andrew blakey | Heard Groyne at night

Heard Groyne at night

A winters night at the end of the small pier that contains the Heard Groyne
andrew blakey | Swirl Pavillion – Raf Fulcher 1998

Swirl Pavillion – Raf Fulcher 1998

Located on the Promenade, just a few yards past the Pitcher and Piano. The work has a stone base with a steel column in it, supporting a golden ball on top of the column. The gold ball is 2 metres in diameter, and is 3.5 – 4 metres off the ground. Materials used: Stone, lead, mild steel, 23.5 carat gold leaf. Commissioned by the Tyne & Wear Development Corporation Both a sculpture and a building, the Swirle Pavillion appears to be a folly for the Quayside. It has the names of various towns carved around the inner rim taken by the artist from a faded sign at Plummer Chare and were the destinations for a local shipping company. The pavilion takes its name from a hidden stream, which flows into the Tyne at this point. The golden glove you can see sits atop the Swirle Pavilion, and walking inside the sculpture reveals the names of the destinations of ships which departed from the Tyne during its industrial heyday., added a wire wool spin
andrew blakey | reflecting under bridges

reflecting under bridges

looking down river towards the mouth of the tyne under the tyne and swing bridge as the slack water of the changing tide reflects like a mirror
andrew blakey | Star trail at the groyne, South Shields

Star trail at the groyne, South Shields

Star trail at the Groyne, South Shields with the stream of light guiding ships into the tyne
andrew blakey | Across Newcastles rooftops

Across Newcastles rooftops

looking across the rooftops of the buildings on the quayside to gateshead and down the river tyne
andrew blakey | Stars over Souter Lighthouse

Stars over Souter Lighthouse

a star trail over souter lighthouse near whitburn
andrew blakey | Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Newcastle’s Theatre Royal is one of only 9 Grade I listed theatre halls in England, the city’s theatre is often regarded as the finest theatre building in the country. Theatre Royal first opened its doors in February 1837 and has been renovated many times since its first show, the largest of which was instigated directly after a fire following a showing of Macbeth in 1899. The renovation work saw the entire auditorium re-designed by one of the most iconic theatre architects, Frank Matcham
andrew blakey | Northern Goldsmiths, Newcastle

Northern Goldsmiths, Newcastle

Northern Goldsmiths is undoubtedly a huge part of Goldsmiths’ history. The legendary store sits on the corner of Pilgrim Street and Blackett Street, Newcastle, and has done since 1892. The store is one of the longest standing in the Goldsmiths estate and has become a flagship showroom. The original features of the golden building such as the Birdcage, the 24 carat gold Rolex clock and the golden Lady Venus have all been known as a place for courting couples to meet below. The store holds a host of memories for the people of Newcastle and over the years has become a Newcastle landmark, known to light up the streets at night.
andrew blakey | Baltic Square, Gateshead

Baltic Square, Gateshead

Part of the Quayside Baltic square provides a entertainment space for to hold events. The millenium Bridge provies a good crossing place for people to get across the river and the sage and blatic contempory art provide art and culture.
andrew blakey | Illuminated Central Station, Newcastle

Illuminated Central Station, Newcastle

a view of central station from Newcastle castle keep at night
andrew blakey | Tyne Twilight

Tyne Twilight

twilight is a short time between the end of sunset and the change to darkness. This picture looks up the tyne at twilight at the bridges and newcastle skyline
andrew blakey | Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne in England between Gateshead's Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. Opened for public use in 2001, the award-winning structure was conceived and designed by architect WilkinsonEyre and structural engineer Gifford. The bridge is sometimes referred to as the 'Blinking Eye Bridge'[2] or the 'Winking Eye Bridge' due to its shape and its tilting method. In terms of height, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is slightly shorter than the neighbouring Tyne Bridge, and stands as the sixteenth tallest structure in the city.
andrew blakey | The tyne Bridhes at night

The tyne Bridhes at night

Looking up the river tyne from the newcastle quayside at night in mono
andrew blakey | Baltic Square, Gateshead, Mono

Baltic Square, Gateshead, Mono

Part of the Quayside Baltic square provides a entertainment space for to hold events. The millenium Bridge provies a good crossing place for people to get across the river and the sage and blatic contempory art provide art and culture.
andrew blakey | Gateshead Quayside Panorama

Gateshead Quayside Panorama

A panorama of the gateshead quayside in mono
andrew blakey | Starlight Angel of the north

Starlight Angel of the north

Taken at night in darkness in order to pick the stars up in the sky
andrew blakey | along the tyne

along the tyne

view of the tyne taken at night from the castle keep
andrew blakey | Gateshead Quayside Panorama

Gateshead Quayside Panorama

a long Panorama of the gateshead quayside
andrew blakey | Across the tyne

Across the tyne

Linking Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, the Tyne Bridge is the most celebrated and most iconic of the seven bridges crossing the River Tyne.The Tyne Bridge was designed by the engineering firm Mott, Hay and Anderson and was built by Dorman Long and Co. of Middlesbrough who later went on to build Sydney Harbour Bridge, which opened three years later in 1932.At the time of its construction the Tyne Bridge was the world's longest single span bridge and was officially opened on 10 October 1928 by King George V.
andrew blakey | Five Bridges,newcastle

Five Bridges,newcastle

The bridges over the Tyne between Newcastle and Gateshead are justifiably famous. They are not merely bridges, but icons for the North East. Over the years the single (Georgian) bridge existing in the early Victorian period has been joined by six others. First the High Level Bridge, giving the river its first railway crossing, then the Swing Bridge (replacing the Georgian bridge), and the first Redheugh Bridge, replaced twice, to be followed by the King Edward Bridge and the most famous of them all, the new Tyne Bridge. After many decades came the Queen Elizabeth Metro Bridge and finally, in 2001, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge opened to provide a stunning pedestrian and cycle link between the redeveloped quaysides on either side of the river. In the space of less than a mile seven bridges link Newcastle with Gateshead.
andrew blakey | Twilight Angel of the North

Twilight Angel of the North

the angel of the north is a local landmark and a piece of public art that dominates the landscape.
andrew blakey | Newcastle Quayside

Newcastle Quayside

looking down river from Gateshead Quayside at the bridges and newcastle side of the quayside
andrew blakey | Newcastle Swing Bridge

Newcastle Swing Bridge

The swing bridge over the River Tyne, England, connecting Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, and lying between the Tyne Bridge and the High Level Bridge.The machine room, showing one of Armstrong's original three-cylinder oscillating hydraulic motors The hydraulic power still used to move the bridge is today derived from electrically driven pumps. These feed a hydraulic accumulator sunk into a 60 foot (18 m) shaft below the bridge; the water is then released under pressure which runs the machinery to turn the bridge. The mechanism used for this is still the same machinery originally installed by Armstrong. It has an 281 feet (85.6 m) cantilevered span with a central axis of rotation able to move through 360° to allow vessels to pass on either side of it.
andrew blakey | Tyne Bridge

Tyne Bridge

The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne in North East England, linking Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead. The Bridge was designed by the engineering firm Mott, Hay and Anderson, who later designed the Forth Road Bridge, and was built by Dorman Long and Co. of Middlesbrough. The bridge was officially opened on 10 October 1928 by King George V and has since become a defining symbol of Tyneside. It is ranked as the tenth tallest structure in the city.
andrew blakey | River tyne View - millennium bridge  blue

River tyne View - millennium bridge blue

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne in England between Gateshead's Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. Opened for public use in 2001, the award-winning structure was conceived and designed by architect WilkinsonEyre and structural engineer Gifford. The bridge is sometimes referred to as the 'Blinking Eye Bridge or the 'Winking Eye Bridge due to its shape and its tilting method. In terms of height, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is slightly shorter than the neighbouring Tyne Bridge, and stands as the sixteenth tallest
andrew blakey | River tyne View - millennium bridge pink

River tyne View - millennium bridge pink

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne in England between Gateshead's Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. Opened for public use in 2001, the award-winning structure was conceived and designed by architect WilkinsonEyre and structural engineer Gifford. The bridge is sometimes referred to as the 'Blinking Eye Bridge or the 'Winking Eye Bridge due to its shape and its tilting method. In terms of height, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is slightly shorter than the neighbouring Tyne Bridge, and stands as the sixteenth tallest
andrew blakey | River tyne View - millennium bridge Green

River tyne View - millennium bridge Green

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne in England between Gateshead's Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. Opened for public use in 2001, the award-winning structure was conceived and designed by architect WilkinsonEyre and structural engineer Gifford. The bridge is sometimes referred to as the 'Blinking Eye Bridge or the 'Winking Eye Bridge due to its shape and its tilting method. In terms of height, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is slightly shorter than the neighbouring Tyne Bridge, and stands as the sixteenth tallest
andrew blakey | Blue tommy

Blue tommy

Tommy on a cold night under the stars with mist around him
andrew blakey | River tyne View - millennium bridge Aqua

River tyne View - millennium bridge Aqua

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge spanning the River Tyne in England between Gateshead's Quays arts quarter on the south bank, and the Quayside of Newcastle upon Tyne on the north bank. Opened for public use in 2001, the award-winning structure was conceived and designed by architect WilkinsonEyre and structural engineer Gifford.[1] The bridge is sometimes referred to as the 'Blinking Eye Bridge' or the 'Winking Eye Bridge' due to its shape and its tilting method. In terms of height, the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is slightly shorter than the neighbouring Tyne Bridge, and stands as the sixteenth tallest
andrew blakey | Quayside at night

Quayside at night

looking up the tyne towards the tyne bridge on a winters evening