|A Very Wet Weekend Break. II
||[Dec. 1st, 2009|10:37 am]
After the white-knuckle experience of cruising through the flooded Dales we ditched our plans for a scenic journey home and decided to spend time in Newcastle instead. First we went to have a look at the cathedral and castle, then we crossed the river and spent two or three hours at the Baltic. We saw three exhibitions- Kim Soojas video installations- where she stands very still and lets the world flow past her- Damien Hirst's famous Pharmacy- which left me cold- and Parrsworld- Martin Parr's fascinating collection of photographs and ephemera (cases full of watches with Saddam's face on the dial) coupled with his own photographs of very rich people at play. |
Then we came home down the A1.
Medieval glass, Newcastle cathedral
The Millennium Bridge