Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Durham Food Festival

German wine, Italian Chocolate, Paella and Thai cooking, all featured within the market stalls at Durham Festival of Food.

Canon 5D II 24-105L Nissin Di622 flashgun

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Tyne Pedestrian and Cycle Tunnel

The Tyne pedestrian and cycle tunnels are due for a major refurbishment, involving the closure of both tunnels for up to a year ( assuming the work goes to plan!). I've no idea what they will look like when the job's done, so thought it would be wise to record the present situation.

If you've not been through the tunnels you should give it a try. The noise made when a ship goes overhead is interesting, to say the least!

The escalators have all been switched off for a few months now, only the lifts are working.

Rumour has it that the wooden escalators, once the longest in the world, are to be replaced by a funicular railway. Given the number of cyclists using the tunnel, this can only be an improvement as the existing lifts struggle to take three bikes, while holding on to a cycle while descending those steep escalators is a scary experience! 

Canon 5DII 24-105L f4

Monday, 1 October 2012

Debris on Roker Beach, Sunderland

Following torrential rain and high winds the beach at Roker was covered with driftwood and other more unusual items.

A hay bale and what looks like a mattress amongst the debris, with Roker Pier in the background

From a distance this tree trunk with roots in the air looked like a modern art sculpture

Canon 5DII 24-105 F4