I can tell I’m not going to sort out all of today’s pictures this evening, but I thought I’d put this one up as a start. It’s the statue of Cardinal Basil Hume, which stands outside St Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Newcastle, just a short walk from the station.
I’ve been meaning to walk along there and have a proper look, as it’s a very interesting piece of work, with lots of lovely texture. Much more lifelike than the traditional statues in other parts of town. I was mildly surprised to find that the statue and its surrounding memorial garden were opened in May 2002 – I knew I’d left it a while, but I didn’t think it had been nearly five years.
Anyway, this is one of the better pictures I got today – I was aiming to have the statue in sharp focus with the Cathedral blurred in the background, and I think I just about managed it.
More pictures to follow, including the latest in the Westgate House series.
 Waits for someone to make the inevitable remark about memory and age, or some such