Weight and Stuff Report – 4 January 2014

Oooh, down a bit today, how exciting. Or not.

As my nicely extended break draws to an end, it’s time to get back into some semblance of my normal routine, so Saturday started with the usual trip to Tesco’s. Though as I’d had breakfast at Frankie and Benny’s a couple of days ago, I omitted that part of the routine.

Once I got home, I decided to make the most of a more or less dry Saturday and go out again. I went to Newcastle with the X100S (it’s been a bit neglected since I got the X-E2) and took a few photos, including this one which I’ll offer as a mystery to local readers. Where can this phoenix sign be found? Answers at a later date.

Phoenix

Phoenix

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/4
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 640
Taken: 4 January, 2014

I believe that’s an old “Fire mark” – a sign indicating that the building was protected by a particular insurance company, in this case Phoenix.

I then decided to have a brief visit to the Discovery Museum, which turned out to be quite a long visit – the new Destination Tyneside exhibit is worth a visit. Full of photographs, documents,  interesting objects and a video show where actors play some real historical figures from the area, it documents a few key stories of people who made their homes and lives in Tyneside after travelling from assorted places such as Yemen, Italy and even Cumbria. Interesting stuff, and very well presented.

And once I’d finished going round the museum, it was tome to come home, so that’s what I did.

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