NZ2564 : Former Bank of England, Pilgrim Street

taken 14 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

Former Bank of England, Pilgrim Street
Former Bank of England, Pilgrim Street
Built 1967-1971 to house vaults for the Bank of England. Now looking for a new owner but the strange shape might not suit many users unless they have a lot of bullion to protect.
Tyne and Wear HER (9788): Newcastle, Pilgrim Street, Bank of England LinkExternal link
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Swan House (55 Degrees North) can be seen to the right.

There is a 'space invader' visible in this photo although you will have to search the high resolution image for it.
'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)
Wednesday, 27 January, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2506 6422 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.3183N 1:36.6036W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2504 6421
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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