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…



Leazes Park and Lort Burn

Yesterday in Leazes Park, I took these photos of

The Lort Burn

The footpath crosses The Lort  Burn, on one side is flowing into the lake, on the other, upstream, the Splashes artwork.

 Also banks of Rhododendron and trees, gone wild.




Leazes Park Spring Flowers and new footpath sign

Some fabulous flowers this Spring in Leazes Park, most of these were seen recently on the walk from the Richardson Road RVI Leazes Wing entrance, heading towards the Barack Road entrance.

New Public Footpath sign, pointing in towards the entrance to Leazes Park and Castle Leazes Little Moor, which is at the junction of Barrack Road and Stanhope Street, opposite the Black Bull Public House.

I’ve been trying to get a good photo of this sign which naturally shows the distinctive green “Public Footpath shade”, to no avail as yet.