I love Newcastle

I love Newcastle. I visited on business today, my first trip there since graduating twelve years ago. Yikes!

My visit was fleeting. The 7am train pulled into Central Station at 10am, having ventured past the Angel of the North and across the Tyne, from which I got a welcome glimpse of the best bridge in the world (Tyne Bridge) and my first sight (albeit distant) of the Millennium Bridge and the Gateshead Arts Centre. I walked up to the Monument, getting sight of the Gallowgate End of St. James’s Park, and reminisced.

Then on to the Metro out to Longbenton for a productive set of meetings. Swiftly back to Central Station for the 3.55pm train home. Arrival time to London King’s Cross: 7.30pm. Will be home by 8.15pm.

Highlights of the day were finding out that mobile reception is alive and well deep underground on the Metro (sort it out, London!) and being asked by a Geordie school-kid whether they could buy a tab from me.

I love Newcastle.

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3 Responses to “I love Newcastle”

  1. Art Vandelay on November 28th, 2006 06:10

    did anyone ask you where the

    phuuurtuuurrrcoppiaaaah

    was?

    I hope so.

  2. Rob on November 29th, 2006 05:03

    You know you’ve been living in the UK too long…

    Get a grip Dan!

  3. Dan on November 29th, 2006 05:38

    I lived in New York for the last two years, Rob. Possibly the best city in the world.

    I have a very firm grip đŸ˜‰

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