Towards the sea and beyond by clickinhistory


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This is a view down the mighty River Tyne from the swing bridge with it’s old wood jetty pointing down river like some old barge. Like a half remembered ghost of the trade that once and still does flow along this river.

The river separates Newcastle and Gateshead and yet such is the relationship between the two sides of the river, there is a wonderful number of bridges connecting the two banks.

In front the first bridge is the classic Tyne bridge , with the Gateshead Sage building glistening in the wet light underneath, while beyond lies the modern “winking eye” bridge. This foot and cycle bridge links the redeveloped riverside of Newcastle to the reinvent Baltic Flour Mill, now known for it’s contemporary art shows.

Converted into pinhole black and white and best viewed large

Featured by the kind hosts of The Olympus and Four Thirds Group and The Beauty of the European Waters Group


  • hologram
    hologramabout 5 years ago

    an interesting take on a now modern view but in some ways unchanged.

  • Thanks h, wanted to take it from the perspective that you felt like you were on an old boat sailing down towards the sea

    – clickinhistory

  • midzing
    midzingabout 5 years ago

    You have STOLEN our bridge!!!!!!!!!!!!!! be gone with you!! :)) lol… great shot,,, pitty the Poms had to steal our design!!!!!!!!!!! lol…. ps,, in all seriousness,,, fantastic shot,, love that second bridge,, (which looks like our melbourne bridge in southbank!!!!

  • lol bridge designs are wonderful are they not ;) as for pinching.. think we will have to check the dates lol. Thanks Wendy

    – clickinhistory

  • felicitas
    felicitasabout 5 years ago

    Great work!! :-)

  • thank you Friederike

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  • midzing
    midzingabout 5 years ago

    Ok…. must appologise,,,(which is difficult for us aussies to do)…Tyne bridge was opened on Oct 10th 1928,,,, Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened in 1932,,,,,so we in fact stole from the poms!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))

  • lol and the traditional answer to that statement would be that is why you are in Australia in the first place lol Thanks for that Wendy lol

    – clickinhistory

  • BCImages
    BCImagesabout 5 years ago

    I have seen many many images of this river and the bridges but this ranks amongst the best

  • Thank you for that compliment Steve, taken a long time to find time to get this shot and wanted to do something different with it

    – clickinhistory

  • loiteke
    loitekeabout 5 years ago

    W/B photo what I like the most. Gorgeous. You are realy good w/b photographer.

  • Thank you Meeli, still finding my way in b/w though lol

    – clickinhistory

  • Hélène David-Cuny
    Hélène David-Cunyabout 5 years ago

    Very graphic, like the echoe of the vertical lines on the bridge in the horizontal ones on the jetty and the opposed contrasts of colours. Nice shortcut through time to the modern bridge in perspective. By the way, ever heard of a french guy called Gustav Eiffel ? ;-)

  • lol I heard he was the guy who built the scaffolding for some building in Paris, just they never built the building ;)

    Thanks as always Helene

    – clickinhistory

  • Jeff Stroud
    Jeff Stroudabout 5 years ago

    Great shot! Congrats on feature as well…

  • thank you as always Jeff

    – clickinhistory

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous take on the new age of the world…such a wonderful old world feel! Superb drama and depth..Excellent B/W!

  • Thank you Beve, it has always been a crossing point through history and wanted that feeling to come across in it’s current reinvention

    – clickinhistory

  • Bluesrose
    Bluesroseabout 5 years ago

    great view, composition is just brilliant!

  • Thank you Maris, another shot I have wanted to take for years, so really pleased with the comments on it

    – clickinhistory

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