Back down a bit today, making it the sixth consecutive day with my weight at, or below the 220 pounds line. Just need to keep going…
Having done my washing yesterday, and with the weather being a bit better, I went for a walk this afternoon. I started with a walk round the park, which was pretty quiet apart from the people setting up the bonfire and fireworks for tonight’s display. I got a few pictures with the iPhone, including this of a nicely autumnal path:
I then paid one of my ridiculously rare visits to the remarkably good and remarkably local Shipley Art Gallery, where quite apart from the excellent paintings on show, I was delighted by the exhibition of jewellery made from nylon monofilament by Nora Fok. Beautiful delicate shapes, wonderful colours and all individually hand made.
I then walked into Newcastle via the High Level Bridge, taking a picture using Instagram
on the way. By this time, the previously dull sky had cleared, so I had a good view of the bridges reflecting in the Tyne.
As I approached St Nicholas’ Cathedral, I took a picture using the railway arch as a frame.
I was quite pleased with this one – I haven’t tweaked it at all, other than reducing the size for web use. I was expecting the iPhone to expose the sky and sunlit buildings nicely and leave the inside of the arch as nothing more than a shadow, but it’s actually done rather better than that. If you click to see the larger image, you should be able to see some nice detail in the stones of the arch.
I then paid an even rarer visit to the Cathedral itself. If I’ve ever been in before, it was so long ago that my memory of it has faded completely, so I suspect I never have. It’s got all the usual things you expect from a large mediaeval church – lots of stained glass, some of which is seriously impressive, loads of monuments, soaring arches and all that. But what I wasn’t expecting was the quite seriously impressive wood carvings around the choir stalls. Exquisite work, and definitely worth a visit.
After that, I gad a more general wander around the shops before getting the bus home. Garmin has the map and stuff.