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Photo-a-day 31: Town wall

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This is a section of Newcastle upon Tyne’s old town wall, which I walked past today on my way to a meeting.

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Photo-a-day 20: Fog on the Tyne

Fog on the Tyne

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Photo-a-day 343: Newcastle City Council spreads the festive cheer

This newspaper which dropped through our letterbox today really helps to spread the a seasonal merriment! I shouldn’t joke, though… I know the cuts to Local Government are particularly tough for Newcastle, and there are lots of jobs and services at risk.

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Photo-a-day 341: Newcastle at night

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So this photo of Newcastle at night is clearly a bit rubbish, but you can make out the Christmas lights snaking up the monument on the left hand side.

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Photo-a-day 339: It’s snowing (again)

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Brrr…….!

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Photo-a-day 314: It’s a miracle!

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On the day of the announcement of the new Archbishop of Canterbury, evidence of a miracle unseen at Newcastle Airport! Praise the Lord!

This is the second photo today, making up the numbers as I forgot on some previous occasion….!

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Photo-a-day 313: Whistlestop

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This is Whistlestop. Or to give it its full name, Whistlestop Foodwine. So fast are they moving that they can’t even pause for an “and”.

Whistlestop is the shop right next to the domestic arrivals area at Newcastle airport. It markets itself as ideal for picking up some bread, milk, or other sundries on return from one’s travels. The bizarre thing about this proposition is that in all the time I’ve been a regular user of this airport, I think I’ve only seen it open once. It seems to have absurdly restricted opening hours.

Now forgive me, but I would’ve thought that a shop like this would cash in on, for example, travellers who return on a Sunday night and need supplies for the following morning. Other shops are frequently closed, so this small store could cash in. Except it’s not open.

Which begs the question… what is its market?! It’s been here for years, so it must be doing something right!

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