Gateshead is situated on the south side of the Tyne River, and is linked to the city of Newcastle by seven bridges. The area is known for its architecture, and notable buildings include the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and the Sage concert venue and, on the outskirts of the town, is Antony Gormley’s wonderful statue The Angel of the North. The statue – the largest in Britain – was completed in 1998. I took the photos below on our last visit to the area. I had hoped to visit it on this trip, but sadly we didn’t have time.
The Waterstones here is located in the Metro Centre, which on its opening in 1986, was the second largest shopping centre in England.
Top row – the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, the Sage. Bottom row – the Angel of the North