NZ2563 : A garden on the Swing Bridge, Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival

taken 7 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

A garden on the Swing Bridge,  Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival
A garden on the Swing Bridge, Newcastle Gateshead Bridges Festival
'Lost and Found' created by artist, Julia Barton.
"Lord Armstrong designed the bridge and both he and his wife were important horticulturalists, bringing plants from around the world to their home at Cragside, and to Jesmond Dene. I thought, what if they'd made another garden that nobody had found...Until now, that is."
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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Monday, 15 August, 2011
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Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Tyne 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2520 6373 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.0537N 1:36.4750W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2518 6375
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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