Taken today inside Penshaw Monument. The figures give you some idea of the size of the columns and it was originally intended to have a roof. There are impressive views from the top for miles around, but my camera is not good at capturing long distance shots.
Thursday, 30 August 2007
Here we have a view across the River Wear to the very modern St Peter's Campus, part of the University of Sunderland. It also shows one of the little fishing boats that are moored near the Fish Quay. Photo is a bit shaky because the wind was deceptively strong tonight, I must try and find my tripod .......
Posted by Sharon at 21:59
Wednesday, 29 August 2007
Tuesday, 28 August 2007
Sadly the White Room in Holmeside is now closed but I have to share this photo with you. It was taken last year and made me laugh when I saw it. It has come out rather well considering I took it with my mobile phone. It reads, 'Rare Chinese Tea picked by specially trained monkeys - Honestly. *free banana with every cup* '. Sounds lovely.
Posted by Sharon at 18:18
Monday, 27 August 2007
Hello and welcome!
This is a photo of a well-known landmark in Sunderland. Known locally as Penshaw Monument, it was built in 1844 in honour of John George Lambton, the First Earl of Durham. It can be seen for miles around and as kids we knew we were almost home when we could see the Monument in the distance from the motorway.
Posted by Sharon at 18:19