Weight and Stuff Report – 11 September 2012

Up just a wee bit today, but never mind. When I got up this morning, I was pretty sure I’d be getting the bus again, as it was raining heavily enough to be a problem. But by the time I was ready to leave, the sky had cleared and it was turning into a nice day, so I walked, accompanied by the Canon 5D Mark III. I was a little alarmed by some signs I spotted. Apparently the Doctor’s old friends have moved their base to Gateshead:

Secret HQ?

Secret HQ?

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/200s
Focal length: 105mm
ISO: 100
Taken: 11 September, 2012
Location: 54° 57.5135′ 0″ N 1° 36.6016′ 0″ W

Well, I assume that’s what it’s about, anyway.

I also spotted some reflections which appealed to me:

55 Degrees South?

55 Degrees South?

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/9
Shutter speed: 1/100s
Focal length: 105mm
ISO: 160
Taken: 11 September, 2012
Location: 54° 58.2347′ 0″ N 1° 36.5327′ 0″ W

Here’s the walk:

Walked to work

Walked to work

Not satisfied with that, the 5D insisted on taking me for another walk at lunchtime, which involved me taking a few turns I don’t believe I’ve ever done before, and which led me to this interesting bit of road:

Tracks

Tracks

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/80s
Focal length: 100mm
ISO: 100
Taken: 11 September, 2012
Location: 54° 57.9886′ 0″ N 1° 36.8335′ 0″ W

This is the somewhat steep[1] Hanover Street. The straight lines of smooth stones were, I’m told[2], placed to provide easier passage for horse-drawn vehicles climbing the hill. More pictures when tuits allow, but here’s that walk:

Lunchtime Walk

Lunchtime Walk

[1] For really steep, try the bit of footpath at the bottom of the road, as it curves around. A bit of ice on that would be lethal
[2] By a source I’ll be revealing soon

3 thoughts on “Weight and Stuff Report – 11 September 2012

  1. Phredd

    That bit of road looks familiar… Seems to me that we may have seen it when we visited in 2007. I wouldn’t stake my life on it, tho.

    1. Les Post author

      I don’t think so – I recall we took you round some other steep bits, and cobbles may have been involved, but that one would have been a bit out of the way…

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