After campus, we walked towards the busiest street in Newcastle, Northumberland Street. A special thank you to M&S for lending toilets for the couple to get changed!
Northumberland Street is the place in Newcastle which makes you think on weekdays “do people not work at all??” and on weekends “this is almost as bad as London!” We happened to be there on a Sunday morning. After over 50 photos of baby buggies, Primark shopping bags and tattooed arms and legs with my couple in a small corner, we gave up and moved on to Monument.
We quickly popped into Central Arcade. Central Arcade is a hidden gem right in the middle of the town. It has two very ordinary looking entrances, leading to a short but gorgeous Edwardian shopping arcade. I love the tiles on the walls and floor. But the best thing is the glass roof. Everything underneath seems covered in a airy glow.
A very easy couple to take photos for. I particularly enjoy giving instructions in my first language – that doesn’t happen very often in this country! I love their height difference as well – the angles in which their heads turned gave the photos a lot of energy. They were also very kind to me: offering to carry things for me, lending tripod to me and even feeding me with M&S’ freshly baked pastry!
Have a save journey home Doris and Qi! Congratulations again!