Loud, brash and self-confident. I love Newcastle. It is also a photographer’s dream. Dotted throughout the city are architectural gems. And a stroll through the city centre along the Tyne, with its glorious succession of bridges, each framing the next, and both banks framed by striking buildings, Victorian to postmodern, is a visual feast. I was in Newcastle most recently to take part in the Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival discussion on Rethinking Civilisations at the Sage Gateshead. I had, unfortunately too little time to spend in the city, but I managed a little walk in the city centre along the river, on a wet evening and a sunny morning. These are more snapshots than properly-composed photos, but they give a sense of the beauty of the walk along the Tyne, and over the Millennium Bridge to the Sage.