NZ2563 : 'Showboat', Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival

taken 7 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

'Showboat', Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival
'Showboat', Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival
Down river in the drifting smoke from 'Showboat', the Millennium Bridge tilts open and a fast rib playing water and lights further distorts the scene providing a most surreal view. Behind on the Gateshead bank, The Baltic and tall apartment blocks of Baltic Quays look to have been painted in. OK, perhaps the photo is a little out of focus, but no effects have been added artificially.
Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival
The Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival was held on 13-14th August 2011 LinkExternal link

Events over the weekend included Armstrong's Lost Garden NZ2563 : A garden on the Swing Bridge, Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival, a model boat regatta, live music and street theatre, Quayside seaside area NZ2563 : Palm Beach on Newcastle Quayside and much more.

The 'Showboat', at 9pm on Saturday night, was a performance by 'Walk the Plank' LinkExternal link set on the River Tyne between the Swing Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. The light and pyrotechnic display, to a musical score featuring sounds from the Port of Tyne, was designed to celebrate the life of the River and its iconic bridges, including marking the 10th anniversary of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Movement and lighting of the Swing Bridge, originally built in 1876, were designed by artist, Johnny Goodwin, changing every hour through Saturday and Sunday nights of the festival.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 14 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Tyne 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2565 6392 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.1548N 1:36.0522W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2547 6392
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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