Weight and Stuff Report – 19 January 2010

Good, good – down a pound today.

When I woke up this morning, the mist that had appeared last night was still hanging around, but by the time I was ready to go to work, it seemed to have cleared. I say seemed because as I walked[1], it gradually thickened, with visibility getting lower and lower. It was also a wee bit nippy, with lots of nasty slippery ice on the pavements, which made walking slightly more, err, interesting.

From Windmill Hills, where there’s normally a great view of the Tyne, this was all I could see:

Foggy Morning

Foggy Morning

The entrance to Windmill Hills Park looked a little strange, with that wall of nothingness in the background

Windmill Hills Park

Windmill Hills Park

The Wind Vane looks a little strange in this shot – it’s the fisheye, you know…

Tripod

Tripod

Not an alien machine at all. The fisheye distortion is making the wind vane look odder than normal...

Unfortunately, the mist wasn’t quite thick enough to make this thing disappear:

Gateshead Car Park

Gateshead Car Park

It's still there!

Apparently its demolition is on hold until Tesco and Gateshead Council can stop playing silly buggers agree on a firm development plan.

When I got to the Tyne Bridge, I wasn’t sure if I should cross, as there didn’t seem to be another side

Tyne Bridge Approach

Tyne Bridge Approach

Are you sure this bridge leads somewhere?

Indeed, when I got half way across, the view of the other bridges was a little unclear:

Bridges

Bridges

Swing Bridge and a barely visible High Level Bridge from the Tyne Bridge

But I could at least see the whole arch of the bridge, so the mist wasn’t quite as thick as it could have been:

Tyne Bridge

Tyne Bridge

The whole arch, as seen from the half way point

I’ve been having more fun with my latest lens – as you can see, most of these images have been cropped to more normal proportions, but I couldn’t resist a couple of full circles.

[1] Yes, I walked for the second day in a row. Remarkable!