Arthur’s Hill and Spital Tongues

A few photos from being out and about in the local area recently…

Housing in Arthur’s Hill is mainly brick terraces, some dating to the mid Victorian period, many are Tyneside_flats
There is a large variation in socioeconomic status and condition of properties in Arthur’s Hill, with some in very poor condition, and some looking very genteel, we do see that absentee landlords are allowing properties to fall into disrepair, whereas some other properties are very smart. Currently one of the best maintained streets is Sidney Grove, where I spotted this lovely laburnum and rhododendron.



An architectural wonder, which is easily missed unless slowly meandering, the Coptic Orthodox Church on Brighton Grove

Beautiful daisies carpet the ground in
Nun’s Moor Park


Also beautiful laburnum and rhododendrons in Nun’s Moor Park


Lastly, over the other side of Barrack Road, in Spital Tongues, the most beautiful profusion of bushes, ferns and flowers on the side of a house…



mixed use path

On Brighton Grove I noticed this marking on the pavement. It means that the cycle path is on the pedestrian pavement for a few metres because there isn’t room on the road for it. It looks funny because it looks like someone was cycling along then got off their bike.

Gravel Garden, Brighton Grove

Today has been really fine and sunny, quite a typical August day. My young neighbour Abdurhman who is 9, and I went to check out the new recycling centre on Dunholm Road and do a bit of shopping.
Abdurhman asked me to take a photo of this neat little garden on Brighton Grove.
Brighton Grove has an eclectic mix of small front gardens, some have nothing at all in them, some are semi wild and overgrown with flowers, bushes and hedges, some are paved over, and some have been used to grow fruit and vegetables, such as rhubarb, spinach, and strawberries.