NZ2464 : Pilgrim Street, view north

taken 10 years ago, near to Gateshead, Great Britain

Pilgrim Street, view north
Pilgrim Street, view north
In the foreground, a pillar that holds up the ugly 1970s Commercial Union Building above half the road, is brightened by the addition of a red, white and blue, 'Space Invader' mosaic. There is a panoramic view from just south here NZ2564 : Pilgrim Street and Market Street corner
'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
Wednesday, 24 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 25 March, 2010
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Street   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2497 6441 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.4210N 1:36.6870W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2498 6439
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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