Originally Posted by Shawn
Stunning photos, and that rail viaduct is awesome!
Why does Newcastle get such a bad rap? I've never made it up to Northumberland before, but I've heard from cousins that the whole Tyne and Wear region is "sketchy". Looks great to me!
Edit: Just realized Geordie is from this region... whoa, now there's an accent I cannot decipher.
LOL - it isn't sketchy at all! probably one of the safest, most normal and most welcoming of the english metropolitan areas. can be a bit boring and suburban, but the nightlife does get a tad raucous on the busy nights. there was some ex-industrial grit around, but that has mostly been airbrushed away, not always to the area's benefit imo (lacks character compared to a decade ago imo). it's still got more of a working class vibe than the other english cities. i'd compare it to pittsburgh in the US.
when my gf brought her LA based friend here she just walked around with her mouth wide open as she couldnt believe how hectic and crazy it got on an evening. not to my tastes but the 18-24 year olds seem to love it.