One more thing…

I finally remembered that I’ve been remiss in getting photographs of the long-awaited demolition of the generally unloved Newgate Centre in Newcastle, so I got a few shots today. More of which later[1], but I was quite interested to see the machinery being used on the large hotel block:

A very naughty digger?

A very naughty digger?

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/4
Shutter speed 1/3500s
Focal length 77.3mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:38, 22 October, 2016
Location 54° 58.2785′ 0″ N 1° 36.9742′ 0″ W

That’s the view from across Grainger Street, where the lower part of the centre is already gone. I thought it would be worth popping around the rear for another angle, which gives a better idea of the size of the rubble mound the digger is sitting on:

That's a big pile

That’s a big pile

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed 1/1800s
Focal length 55mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:44, 22 October, 2016
Location 54° 58.2785′ 0″ N 1° 36.9742′ 0″ W

Looks like demolition will be over before long. Site clearance is going to be a big job – it’s going to need a lot of truck loads to get rid of that lot.

[1] Yada, yada, tuits, etc

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