Tuesday, February 24, 2009

the Assembly Rooms



"In an age when the polite arts by general encouragement and emulation,have advanced to a state of perfection unknown in any former period; the first stone of this edifice, dedicated to the most elegant recreation,was laid by William Lowes, Esq.On the 16th of May, 1774"

From: 'Public buildings: The Assembly Rooms', Historical Account of Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Including the Borough of Gateshead (1827),

Sunday, February 01, 2009

rotor blades

taken on the flight deck of HMS Ark Royal, which is paying a courtesy visit to the Tyne this weekend. She was built on the Tyne at the Swan Hunter shipyard , entering service in 1985.