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.

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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

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Also beautiful laburnum and rhododendrons in Nun’s Moor Park

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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…

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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.

 

 

 


November trees

It has been a while since I was able to get out locally with my camera, despite many times seeing the lovely colours on the trees and shrubbery.
On Saturday I found this on the way to Leazes Park, looking towards Richardson Road across Castle Leazes (Little Moor).

Also on Castle Leazes Little Moor is this wonderful laburnum tree, much loved by visiting Finches for its seeds which they enjoy eating.