NZ2463 : The Forth Public House, Pink Lane

taken 8 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

The Forth Public House, Pink Lane
The Forth Public House, Pink Lane
Pink Lane runs diagonally, left to right, with NZ2463 : Pape's Building, Pink Lane visible at its right hand end where it joins Neville Street. The narrow lane on the left of the pub is Forth Lane which leads to the rear of the Newcastle Arts Centre and through an arch to Westgate Road NZ2463 : Forth Lane. Bewick Square lies behind the photographer NZ2463 : Bewick Square
Zoom in the largest image to see the 'Space Invader' on the corner wall - a skull and cross bones design.
Pink Lane
Pink Lane was part of the system of narrow lanes (the 'pomerium') that used to run along the inside of the Town Walls, and on which no building was allowed. It was named from the Pink Tower, one of the Walls D-shaped, defensive towers, which was located near to the junction of Pink Lane and Clayton Street West.
Tyne and Wear HER(6502): Newcastle, Pink Lane LinkExternal link
'Space Invader'
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, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 February, 2010
Category
Public house > Public house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2452 6395 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1743N 1:37.1111W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2451 6394
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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