Newcastle Reflections

It’s a funny thing. You wait a few years for a new building with some interesting reflecting surfaces, and then four come along at once. Here we are with four different buildings in the centre of Newcastle, and they all feature lots of reflective glass walls.

I’ve mentioned the City Library’s Big Glass Wall before, but there’s no harm in showing it again. This is how Bewick Court looks refelcted in the new library:

Library Reflection

Library Reflection

Bewick Court reflected in the City Library

From there, it’s a short walk to the Haymarket, where the fancy new structure going up over the Metro station now has some glass in place. Here’s St Thomas’s Church, reflected onto Northumberland Street:

Haymarket Reflection

Haymarket Reflection

St Thomas's Church reflected in the new Haymarket Metro station.

And around the far side, you can see this oddly squashed reflection of Newcastle Civic Centre:

Civic Centre Reflection

Civic Centre Reflection

A differently warped reflection of the same building

The new building at Newcastle University has some nice glass, too:

University Development

University Development

Interesting shapes on this new building

which on closer examination shows another warped version of the Civic Centre:

Civic Centre Reflection

Civic Centre Reflection

The distinctive tower of Newcastle Civic Centre appears in a nicely warped form in this reflection.

And finally for today, the Eldon Square South development now has some glass in place. This big curvy bit should interact in interesting ways with the glass of The Gate, which it faces:

Eldon Square South

Eldon Square South

More glass!

and this big flat bit is relfecting one of the towers of the Co-op building.

Reflected Co-op

Reflected Co-op

More reflections in Newcastle

I’ve got a load more pictures to sort out, and I’ll try to get to those over the next few days.