NZ2564 : Pilgrim Street and Market Street corner

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Pilgrim Street and Market Street corner
Pilgrim Street and Market Street corner
The white building on the corner, stretching down Market Street, is Carliol House, a Grade II Listed Building, built in 1927 for the North East Electricity Supply Company.
Next to the doorway on Pilgrim Street is NZ2564 : Commemorative plaque to Sir Joseph Swan
Zoom into the high-resolution image to find the 'Space Target' - part of the 'alien invasion' of Newcastle by the international street artist 'Invader' NZ2464 : Pilgrim Street, view north
'Space Invader' :: NZ2463
Graffiti or art?
These mosaic pieces by the French street artist 'Invader' have brightened up the darker places of many cities around the world for several years LinkExternal link The 'Alien Invasion' of Newcastle took place in 2006 LinkExternal link The captions to the site photographs clearly indicate that the Newcastle Police did not hold strongly with the art viewpoint, but many pieces are still in place some four years later. Most people now probably fail to see them at all, or think, like I did when first seen, that they were some kind of survey marker or 2D code. The penny dropped for me after seeing a post on the Newcastle Metro Area forum of SkyscraperCity LinkExternal link
However, there is local evidence for close encounters NZ2464 : The aliens have landed
'Watch this space for invaders' LinkExternal link
Invader in Wikipedia LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 January, 2010
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Street corner   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2500 6437 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.3994N 1:36.6591W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2498 6434
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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