Newcastle bridges

DSCN0170

It’s bitter cold in Newcastle
Here on the River Tyne
But from my waterfront hotel
The view I have is fine

The High Level bridge, train on top
The Swing bridge just in view
The landmark of the Tyne bridge there
Blending old with new

Devoid now of its shipping past
Coal loaders long time gone
This twenty-first century river
Sings a brand new song

And shivering in these frigid winds
Snow shards in my face
I pause just long enough to see
The grandeur of this place

©Jemverse

Photo by Jempics shows the High Level bridge in the foreground and behind, the swing bridge, the Tyne bridge and, in the distance, the Millennium bridge. Taken from the front of the Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Advertisements

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Slayer
    Jan 18, 2015 @ 09:29:43

    Tough task writing positively about Newcastle, but you did it.

    Well done.

    (Apologies if this comments seems “Coals to Newcastle”.)

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  2. Jem Croucher
    Jan 18, 2015 @ 11:25:16

    Being a Southern lad – Newcastle always seems really cold to me. But I love the river and the bridges, the old markets and places like the Bodega Bar. So, the business trips I need to make from time to time have become things to look forward to. Just need to remember to pack my furry hat (even in summer!)

    Like

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: