Paula’s Thursday’s Special is full of wonderful images this week.  Life around here has been exceptionally busy and, scrolling back through myriads of photos, I chanced upon the above.  To me, it says ‘confined’, within those windows.  How about you?  I’d better explain that I was at the Sage, Gateshead, attending a song and dance show entitled ‘Remembering Fred’.  Astaire and Rogers always put a twinkle in my eye.  Quite a few people were confined, very happily, in the theatre that night, along with reflections of the Millennium and Tyne bridges.

I think this is a good fit for Dawn’s Lingering Look at Windows too.  I’m hoping Paula won’t mind.


  1. What great architectural details, Jo! I’m just emerging from a few busy weeks as the semester is wrapping up at the law school, and I’m looking forward to getting caught up on the rest of my blog reading (and posting). I know I’ve missed two or three of your Monday walks along the way, as well as the companion walks of everyone else – I’m looking forward to seeing where you’ve been walking lately! Hope you have a good weekend!

    1. Hiya darlin! I haven’t found much time to come over to yours either, with all my flitting about. It’s been an eventful few weeks. I’ll be playing catch up too. Enjoy your free time! 🙂 🙂

  2. Heck, things have changed oop north. That’s one classy piece of modern architecture! Taking me ages to catch up. Somehow being away from a computer for a week has really put me off my stride in the blogging world. Hopefully I shall get my mojo back next week when I pick up the laptop. Though gardening may interfere for a while too!

    1. There’s still one too many charity shops on the old High St., Jude, but the riverside looks the part. I always find it hard to get going again when I get back, and the weight of the Inbox… 😦 Slowly does it! 🙂 🙂 Got to garden when you get the weather.

  3. Wood have loved to see that show – perfect shots for “confined.” Interesting architecture. Have a wonderful weekend Jo!

  4. Impressive building. Part of it reminds me of the Atomium in Brussels – the glass,, the windows, the room inside the bottom ball. The first thought that comes to mind when I think about “confined” is a carton full of eggs. Not sure why… 🙂

  5. Jo the reflection in the first photo is fabulous. Brought a smile to my face. What a gorgeous building and definitely some serious windows there. Hope you are having a good week and that it is a good busy.

  6. I’ve only visited Newcastle once and had an overnight stay. I really want to return as it poured with rain the entire weekend so I didn’t see it at its best. Thank you for your sunny photos.

    1. It’s a good atmospheric city, and the riverside developments are exceptional. Can’t do too much with the weather, but it’s sunny this morning 🙂 🙂 Cold, though!

    1. The building is a stunner, Miriam. It looks like a big silver caterpillar from the river. It’s the first time I’ve been to a show there- rather late Christmas treat 🙂 🙂

  7. Great shots Jo. I love that bottom left view from inside. I can’t remember when I was last in gateshead and I haven’t been inside the Sage. And that show must have been brilliant – definitely my taste

    1. Thanks a lot, Debs. 🙂 The reflections and evening sun through those huge windows made for some great photo opportunities. The place was buzzing.

  8. I would have been happily confined in there with you. Great view and Astaire. Sigh. (When I was a teenager, I had a full length poster of Fred Astaire on the back of my bedroom door. Yep, I was a little bit…er…different to most teenagers. 😁)

  9. Did you get up and dance along? It sounds like a great event in an amazing venue. Did Mick go too? And now back to album construction: I’ve done March and April 2016, and figured out a few quirks of the book-maker, so I’ll send you hugs with an element of smugness and sense of virtue!

    1. I’d have loved to, but we were sitting ‘up in the Gods’ and space was limited. Yes, Mick came too. He wouldn’t have danced. 🙂 I love smug, virtuous Australians 🙂

  10. Exquisite pair of eyes on you, Jo. Those round windows with reflections are perfect, and this is a fascinating structure. I don’t mind sharing, on the contrary, I am grateful you decided to play. 🙂

    1. I love the building, Paula. It’s a great concert venue. My first time inside-the tickets were a Christmas present, funnily enough. Thanks a lot, hon. I’ll have another for you on Saturday, but not so spectacular. 🙂

      1. Mostly, but the High St is largely charity shops. That’s nothing new up our way. The riverside development and Baltic Centre are attractive though, to complement Newcastle on the far shore.

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