Science in the city

Following on from my Parks theme yesterday, I had a lovely stroll in the park today. I think it just about qualifies as a park, but it’s a long thin one, based around a small stream.

Jesmond Dene is just to the edge of the city. Which city? Well, this is its cathedral:

The city has a nice line in public scupture:


It has a famous old Literary and Scientific Institution (forgot to take a photo) and a good few scientific and technical figures such as these two:

You might see a clue to its sister city across the water in this photo of the famous art gallery:

shown here again with some more icons of the city:

That bridge in the background should be the clincher. See it again here:

Hmm, I was going to ask you to guess where I was but after checking the post in preview I realise I have given the game away completely in one of the photos and I don’t have time to re-edit. I’ll have to be more devious next time.

About Frank Norman

I am a librarian in a biomedical research institute. I've been around a few years, long enough to know that exciting new things fall into the same familiar patterns. I'm interested in navigating a path for libraries as we slip from print through to electronic information resources.
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9 Responses to Science in the city

  1. Trisha Saha says:

    Stunning photos, Frank! Newcastle is beautiful. I’d love to visit England sometime!

  2. Cath Ennis says:

    …and now I’m homesick.
    I love, love, love Newcastle. I was born a Geordie but raised in Yorkshire, then moved back to do my undergrad at Newcastle Uni. I miss the city and the people.

  3. Frank Norman says:

    Thanks Trisha! Actually I think most cities can look stunning when the sun is shining, but Newcastle does have the advantage of a great river and majestic bridges. And a very strong sense of itself and its place.

  4. Barry Hudson says:

    Frank – great pictures of my home city! Makes me misty eyed just seeing them!
    I have some great photos myself of Newcastle, I should upload somewhere.
    @Cath – you’re a Geordie too? I spend my undergrad years in Yorkshire

  5. Cath Ennis says:

    I was born in Ashington and lived in Ellington until I was 5. So technically I’m a Northumbrian, not a Geordie, but most people don’t appreciate the difference 😉

  6. Barry Hudson says:

    Angel of the North:

    The Bridges:

  7. Heather Etchevers says:

    As a complete foreigner, I’d add my kudos for Newcastle’s transformation into an attractive place (apparently it was not always thus). I’ve been to work at the oddly-named-from-a-U.S.-point-of-view Centre for Life on two occasions for a few days and have found both colleagues and their city very pleasant.

  8. steffi suhr says:

    Beautiful pictures, Frank (and Barry!). I may have to post some of my new hometown now 🙂

  9. Barry Hudson says:

    @Heather – Newcastle really got itself together over the last 10 years. A complete transformation. I was really disappointed when the European city of culture went to Liverpool.