Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Quayside

Today, Ricki got to see the famous Tyne Bridge, one of Newcastle's most recognisable icons. The bridge was opened by King George V on 1o October 1928.

On the banks of the River Tyne is the Sage Gateshead, a unique building made of curved glass and stainless steel which hosts gigs and musical education. Ricki tried getting her picture in front of it, but a big gust of wind came and blew her down when the picture snapped!

The view from inside the Sage

Behind the Sage is an alley full of street art and Ricki seemed to enjoy all the colour.

On the other side of the Sage is one of Newcastle's most recent additions to the riverscape...The Gateshead Millenium Bridge. It is a pedestrian/cycle bridge which connects Newcastle and Gateshead which opened in November 2000. It is also known as "the eye" because the bottom lifts up to allow boats underneath and it resembles an eye blinking.

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