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Photo-a-day 24: Road sign

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If I may be permitted a moment of grumpiness: the vogue for road signs drawn by children is irritating. This photo shows but one example from my neighbourhood.

When you consider the care and attention paid by Margaret Calvert et al in the design of clear, readable road signs, the idea of having difficult to read distracting scribbles pasted about the place seems absurd. Yet, I’m sure I’ve read in the past that such signs actually reduce traffic speed and accident rates: still, it doesn’t mean I have to like them.

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Photo-a-day 23: Northern Rock

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This is the £35m building in Gosforth which was intended to be the home of Northern Rock before it went belly-up. It’s now known as Partnership House.

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Photo-a-day 13: Thorpes

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Thorpes, on Gosforth High Street, is one of those shops that looks as though it might just sell everything you’ve ever imagined. There aren’t many shops like it left these days… and it’s the only place I’ve seen 150w incandescent light bulbs in years!

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