Friday, 31 August 2007

Inside Penshaw Monument

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

River Wear at Dusk

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 .......

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Take the last train to ....

.... Sunderland. Why didn't The Monkees sing about us instead of Clarksville? There weren't many people on it at that time of night -no drunks, probably just a few fare-dodgers !

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Monkey Tea!!!

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.

Monday, 27 August 2007

Penshaw Monument

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.