Down a bit today…
I managed to get out a bit today and commit some random acts of photography. Having just missed a bus, I popped into the park for a few minutes, then went into Newcastle. I moved on to the Metrocentre for a quick look around, after which came the interesting bit. I finally remembered that the restored section of Dunston Staiths are now open to the public at weekends, so took a bus back that stops in the right vicinity.
I had a wander around the Staiths in glorious solitude – the last time I was there was on a heritage weekend open day thingy when loads of people were there. It was nice to have the huge wooden structure to myself this time. After that, I went back to the bus stop, just in time to dodge the rain. And then I came home. Multiple photos will follow over the next few days, but for the moment, here’s a view of the Staiths:
Shutter speed: 1/150s
Focal length: 18.5mm
Taken: 23 April, 2016
 Very large wooden structure formerly used for loading coal onto ships on the Tyne. A section was destroyed by fire so there’s a gap at its East end. A restoration and preservation programme is in place, starting at the other end.