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Gateshead

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5 travelers at this place:

  • Day8

    Angel of the North

    December 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Since spreading its wings in February 1998, Antony Gormley's The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about and recognizable pieces of public art ever produced--winning many accolades and awards along the way. The Angel welcomes visitors to Gateshead and is seen by one person every second--that's 90,000 every day or 33 million every year.

  • Day2

    Millennium Bridge

    October 4 in the United Kingdom

    Unser erster Halt ist die Millennium Bridge. Bei strahlendem Sonnenschein überqueren wir die Brücke. Dabei werden wir Teil einer von BBC gedrehten Reportage über Touristen, die die Brücke fotografieren.
    Die Gateshead Millennium Bridge in England ist die erste Brücke, die um die Längsachse durch ihre Angelpunkte rotiert werden kann, um Schiffen die Passage unter der Brücke zu ermöglichen. Technisch ist es eine Kippbrücke und ermöglicht Fußgängern und Radfahrern eine bequeme Überquerung des Flusses Tyne.
    Noch von der Brücke aus sehen wir, dass wir einen Strafzettel ausgestellt bekommen weil wir keinen Parkschein gelöst haben. Der Polizist ist aber so nett und verwirft ihn als wir ihm erzählen, dass wir nur die Brücke fotographieren wollten.
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  • Day9

    Coast to Toast

    June 6 in the United Kingdom

    We had a Fawlty Towers moment at breakfast this morning, Angela had the temerity to ask for more toast, she really was going to share it with the rest of us but it created some suspicion. We thought the guy was going to get Sybil to come in from the kitchen and tell us there was an allocation of one slice per person. Luckily, where we are staying tonight there is a toaster in the breakfast room, we can have as much as we like. Our guide does a good Basil Fawlty impersonation.

    Well fueled with toast we set off for Stonethwaite. 25 kilometres long but fabulous. The first 7K was along a lake, then gradually up until we got to the head of a valley where there was a cute little YHA hostel. Great spot for lunch. Then we went up and up, over a saddle and down to this valley. Spectacular views from the top.

    Along the way we adopted Betty, from Moruya. She works in the Hospice in Canberra. She was walking on her own.

    I can’t post this tonight we have no phone or internet access, so the dates might get a bit confusing.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Gateshead, Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, GAT, Municipio de Gateshead, District métropolitain de Gateshead, میٹروپولیٹن بورو گیٹسہیڈ

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