Posted on September 27, 2020
“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful… This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking”
Agnes De Mille
“Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
“In a society that worships love, freedom, and beauty, dance is sacred. It is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.” Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
“One step, two steps, three steps; like winds of time experience joy of centuries, when movements become revelations of the dance of destinies.”
Shah Asad Rizvi
“Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.” Erol Ozan
“Take his hands, take her hands and dance! There’s a wide and free world calling on you to make it your dance floor.” Ayokunle Falomo,
“This is why the idea of finding love across the dance floor endures – symbolizing that, when we know the true rhythm of our heart, we know the other.”Alexandra Katehakis
“The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie.” Agnes de Mille
“Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance ’till you drop.” W.H.Auden
“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” Martha Graham
“It doesn’t matter if I’m off the beat. It doesn’t matter if I’m snapping to the rhythm. It doesn’t matter if I look like a complete goon when I dance. It is my dance. It is my moment. It is mine. And dance I will. Try and stop me. You’ll probably get kicked in the face.”
― Dan Pearce,
“Dance like nobody’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening; live like it’s heaven on earth.” -Mark Twain
Stay tooned for whatever comes next. 🙂
Posted on February 23, 2020
Just some people I spotted on our walk around Gateshead & Newcastle.
All pictures embiggenable with a little click
An album of all the Newcastle pictures can be found HERE
Stay tooned for our next adventure. 🙂
Posted on March 8, 2019
Now and then due to busyness or bad weather, Sophie and I go to Tynemouth Market for a shorter excursion as it’s only 20 minutes away and there’s always stuff to photograph, and shop for! The market is held at Tynemouth Metro Station, a Grade II listed building, and is on every Saturday and Sunday.
Things you could buy there..
Things you might see there…
There are always lots of doggies
and sartorially elegant ladies
We had our lunch there..
and then went to have a quick look at the newly opened Spanish City, which I’ll do next time, so stay tooned!
Posted on November 7, 2018
Finishing up our day visiting the tall ships, here are a few more random pictures I took on the day.
Actually the handstand man was part of a shoreside kind of play where himself and a couple of totties ran around half a ships deck, but I have no idea what that was all about.
I think though, my fave shot of the day was looking up at the grey block of flats overlooking the river and seeing this
Stay tooned for a visit to Stockton-on-Tees where we visited the cemetery, and the Butterfly House.
Posted on November 4, 2018
Part 1 Here
Part of the joy in photographing a big event like this, is people watching, and there were plenty of interesting humans for my camera.
stay tooned for more ships ahoy!
Posted on October 10, 2018
As well as the medeival lot, we also found some Tudors (at least I think this chap is)
and some (not very convincing) Romans
Some of the people who came to see the show also dressed up in style
my favourites were this couple I saw walk past me
it wasn’t a great photograph as you can see so I ran after them and asked them if I could take their photo
how cute are they? 🙂
also spotted this chap,
and this lady
Stay tooned for the American civil war next time!
Posted on August 29, 2018
Sophie and I love a good food fair, most of the stalls have free tasters which we take advantage of whenever possible, we buy stuff you can’t really get in Tesco’s and have a cool lunch from one of the stalls. I love to unleash the camera on some unsuspecting people for a change too. Back in May, we went to the one at Bent’s Park on the seafront and were not disappointed with the wares available.
That’ll do for part 1 I think, don’t want you falling asleep.
Stay tooned for Part 2 coming soon to a screen near you. 🖥
Posted on August 19, 2018
Part 1 HERE
Let’s have a wander around the harbour and beach first.
There was a boat removal going on while we were there
Everyone found it entertaining
The beach was clean and not too packed,
Seaham’s Lighthouse was built in 1905 to mark the town’s north breakwater. The cylindrical metal tower is painted in an alternating black and white pattern and is 10 meters in height. A green light is shown from the glazed lantern at the top of the tower, which gives a single flash every 10 seconds or in bad weather shows a fixed green light. The tower also holds a Fog Horn which gives a blast every 30 seconds in periods of low viability. So glad I don’t live next to that!
Actually that’s a big fat lie, when the weather kicks off here Seaham lighthouse is the place to be with a camera, check this out a couple of minutes of this film by Ian Britton,
On the way back up the hill from the beach, we saw some more madding crowd coming down,
That’ll do for today, stay tooned folks!
Posted on July 19, 2018
Part 1 HERE
After we exited the hot glass house we toddled off around the grounds,
So many different blossoms and blooms everywhere
As the Gardens are part of the University Campus, on sunny days the students come here to study, or chat, or be romantic 🙂
So that’s all for today folks, stay tooned for the Bluebell Woods just across from the Gardens.