Over the weekend I took part in my first Meetups activity and partook of a street photography walking tour of Newcastle City. We only covered about 2 blocks in about 1 – 1.5 hours and I must admit it, it was something of an eye-opener. I took time to really take notice what was around me; to look up as well as what was in front of me and to really see (I got so immersed in my photographing that I was nearly run over).
We started our outing in Market Street, by the new Post Office and walked east up the mall to Bolton Street and then back along Scott Street to complete the loop.
Newcastle has some amazing architecture (I’ve always known that),
The once glorious old sandstone post office building:
the art deco buildings:
but there is also some great graffiti art:
There is so much development going on in Newcastle at the moment – it’s a great opportunity to get out, explore the city and to document some of those changes, and to see things you perhaps have never noticed before.
Like the sandstone figures adorning the old Longworth Institute building in Scott Street:
I feel like this some days!
I actually really enjoyed my afternoon out – I meet a couple of new people who share an interest in photography and I saw my city from a different perspective.
Here are a few of my favourite images that I thought I would share with you.
Who doesn’t love an orange door!
A Stairway to Heaven?
I really do love the city in which I live, and I feel privileged to live right amongst it where it’s not too far to walk to anywhere really.
It’s been quite a while since I have posted anything on my blog (there have been a few reasons for that, which I may include in future blogs, but for now, it’s good to be back writing again). I hope you enjoy it and come visit again!