2010

NZ2464 : Pink Lane from Westgate Road

taken 14 years ago, near to Gateshead, England

Pink Lane from Westgate Road
Pink Lane from Westgate Road
There is a 'space invader' mosaic on the left wall from the Invasion of Newcastle 2nd wave, July 2006 LinkExternal link
'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

Pink Lane :: NZ2463

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


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Photographer
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 March, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2444 6402 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2123N 1:37.1857W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2443 6403
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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