‘To see the city in black and white is to see it through the tarnish of history: the patina of what is old and faded and no longer matters to the rest of the world.’ (Orhan Pamuk, ‘Istanbul: Memories of a city.’P38) Continue reading Newcastle: ‘the richest club in the world’
Reasons to be hopeful part one: Chris Killip at the Laing – his Tyneside photos from the 70’s, when there was pride in making ships. Peter Robson’s anti war painting of the Ship of Fools on exhibition at Newbiggin-By-The-Sea Reasons to be hopeful part two: Children giggle and play inside on the staircase of the Laing, while outside the sun shines, the air is fresh … Continue reading Newcastle & Newbiggin: Art for Today
“Stephenson’s snorting locomotive was at least capable of being understood by the common man…The chemists and physicists of the newest industrial revolution…are merely wizards whose spells are unintelligible save to other wizards of the same order of wizardry.” Harry Hopkins: England is Rich: (1957): 231 https://placesandculturaltraces.com/good-companions-around-newcastle-a-personal-cultural-geography/ Continue reading The Rocket
The words of Jack Common, Robert Westall, Iain Nairn, Beryly Bainbridge and Sean O’Brien set to photographs of Newcastle’s Metroland: locations are within walking distance of Metro rail stations.
Continue reading ‘Newcastle… sucks you in like a vortex’