Newcastle gained fame as a mining town. If fact, a common joke here is "It's like sending coal to Newcastle" - as in a useless act. But those times are gone and the city is rediscovering itself as a business center, tourist destination and cultural hub.
Artwork by Sean Henry
In and about, we had a lovely lunch at The Broad Chare pub on the quayside and even wandering in the rain, we fell in love with this eclectic city and can't wait to go back to visit Susan and Phil again!
Next post - I'll tell you about Seven Stories, also in Newcastle!