Saturday, October 2, 2010

Second Prize

The promised photographs of the Metro at Haymarket which recently 'won' a second prize in a competition aimed at finding some of Britain's worst new buildings. I can only say I think it might have been worse still.

Here are some views of the surrounding buildings, including Newcastle University's new student services block which neatly removes the ill-fated Northern Stage Company theatre (onetime 'University Theatre'), from public view entirely.

The area is notable for three fine war memorials; the South African (Boer) War 1899-1902 on the tall column prominent in several photographs and those to the First and Second World Wars next to St Thomas' church.

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