Newcastle Walls 5

By woolybill1
Fifth of seven. The Heber Tower (a.k.a. Herber Tower) is part of Newcastle's medieval town wall. The tower dates from the late 13th century. Close inside the wall lies Stowell Street, best known today as Newcastle's Chinatown; a Chinese garden has been planted in front of the Heber Tower, the arrangement including a chess board that apparently acts as a meeting point for local desperados and their buddies.

Thanks to everyone who has accorded such a great reception to this series so far, in particular to Ken, Klaus and Ivor for their esteemed User Awards yesterday.

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Black and white Local colour

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franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2018 7:49AM
Very good in mono, Bill.

I remember the time when alcohol could only be obtained from a pub or off licence.Smile
Desperados probably too young to sit in a pub and consume their beer.

I suppose we all tried the forbidden fruit as youngsters?

Hopefully we found a better place to hide the empty bottles.

woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2018 7:58AM
They don't even bother to hide them these days, Dougie. At least we tried Smile
2 Nov 2018 8:09AM
One fellow's booze is another man's Still Life. A metaphysical recycling, perhaps.
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2018 8:13AM
Another brilliant set of images - have really enjoyed viewing them.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
2 Nov 2018 8:17AM
We'll soon see the Magnificent 7? 😁😁😁
mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
2 Nov 2018 9:26AM
America resigns to Mexico, game over.
Nice work Bill.

Vambomarbleye 4 153 14 Scotland
2 Nov 2018 10:02AM
I would have expected a bottle of Broon Ale.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
2 Nov 2018 11:34AM
Another great shot ....
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
2 Nov 2018 12:27PM
Can't say I've tasted a Desperado, only Bud - not one of my favourite beers! 😜 Nice bit of wall behind though... 👍
Trev 😀
2 Nov 2018 1:29PM
Every empty bottle is filled with stories..
great eye for this shot
2 Nov 2018 1:41PM
A sanctuary for beer and holy spirits, Bill. The perfect view point and very nicely composed.

saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
2 Nov 2018 2:09PM
Looks as if Desperado's opponent has conceded the game and lain his King down...

capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2018 2:42PM
Not the place for a night shoot then.Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2018 4:25PM
A great capture Bill, Desperado is a favorite song of mine -

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2018 5:00PM
Desperados indeed ... There is a bit of a story here Bill...
Good photography, Isabel GrinGrin
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
2 Nov 2018 6:19PM
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2018 7:34PM
A beautiful BG for this unusual display!
2 Nov 2018 9:45PM
Must be the posh part of Newcastle in Glasgow it would be cheap cider and Buckfast, if you go to the abbey you can buy Buckfasy Trifle you know, I resisted.
Excellent shot Bill, love the compo.

3 Nov 2018 11:22AM
Nice one

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