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- The home of Geordies
Newcastle City Centre is a friendly and vibrant modern
metropolis that is cosmopolitan and chic. The mixture of
architecture styles and contrasting wide lane
thoroughfares and narrow mysterious lanes make this one
of Britain's most exciting and surprising cities.
There is a lot more than Newcastle in
this region though, and we hope to show you lots of what
is colloquially known as 'God's Country'
Beamish - A mining town locked in the year 1913
Antony Gormley was
born in London in 1950. After his schooling at the Benedictine Monastic School
in Ampleforth, Yorkshire, he read archaeology, anthropology and history of art at
Trinity College, Cambridge (1968-71).
Lindisfarne (Or Holy Island) is a photographers
paradise and Geordielife aims to give a better quality of
photograph over the coming months. In the past we have
published 'point and shoot' pictures purely to get
information across. We will now attempt to portray the
beauty of where we live with some flair and professionalism.
Sport on geordielife
Shearer drops in to say hello! He has a full tour
and enjoys the challenge of the job!
Alan is Pictured here with
Geordie the Editor of Geordielife!
around the region are presented in 'Flash format
for your enjoyment.
View Videos here.
A Visit from North Carolina
it felt like a visit to Shields after watching your video. My son
(who is now 33)
Rode on that
little train in the Marine Park many times! I live almost in the
center of North Carolina which is very nice as we are about a 4 hour
drive to the coast going East and then about a 4 hour drive to the
Smokey Mountains to the West. Only about an hourí»s drive to the Blue
Ridge Mountains. More...
Plays a big part in Geordielife and there are
hundreds of photos on this site. They are free to use for
non-commercial purposes but please ask first. Credits MUST
be given on any website where images from here are used.
There are several websites that help with
photography and you may post your pictures. Some are good,
some are brilliant - but some are atrocious too! Watch out
for a full write up on these sites. Geordie has tried and
History of Newcastle upon Tyne
Many of our large towns and cities are products of
the "industrial revolution" of the late eighteenth and nineteenth
centuries; but Newcastle upon Tyne has a long and proud history,
documented since Roman times.
The Romans realised the military value of the site in its command of
the Tyne crossing: they built a bridge guarded by a fort - called "Pons
Aelius" - in about 122 AD, which formed a vital part of the frontier
defence system which we know as Hadrian's Wall.