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.
In the blink of an eye!
I haven’t been very mobile this week- a combination of injured foot and the dreariest of weather. So there was real joy in my stride as I set off, on a glorious sunny morning, to meet an old friend in Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Normally we bundle into the nearest coffee shop and just talk, but it was much too lovely to be indoors. I suggested we walk down to The Quay and the vibrant riverside. We arrived just as the siren was sounding at The Eye, otherwise known as the Gateshead Millenium Bridge. At midday the bridge tilts open, or blinks. What a wonderful sight!
Crossing the Tyne Bridge, The Eye and The Sage Theatre are clearly visible
There are a variety of bridges crossing the Tyne.
An artificial beach in the Summer time
And all kinds of street theatre
But the star of the show is The Eye
As the siren sounds people hurry to get off the bridge
And then the tilting begins
At first you can hardly tell
But then the space below increases
Until it’s fully open- an impressive sight.
Click on a photo to see the bridge in action.
We sat outside The Pitcher and Piano with a perfect view, but some of the time we barely noticed it. The important thing was our friendship and just being there together.
You all know that I love a good walk, but I’ve never mastered the art of bicycling. Someone who has is The Cycling Scot. Colin is a gifted travel writer with a great fondness for cake. He’s written some great stuff over the years but his blog is fairly new. I’m sure he’d appreciate a few visitors, so please do say hello. He recently received the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, which he has kindly passed on.
As usual, I’ve far exceeded my six words. Perhaps I really should abandon this challenge. Next Saturday I won’t be here as I’ll be visiting my lovely daughter in Nottingham. Thanks Cate, for all your tolerance, and for being my hostess at Show My Face.