The Excitement of the Flanuer

A late afternoon walk to a recently discovered pearl of Newcastle evoked the sentimental notions of the flanuer. A quiet stroll around a street corner, a dirt path followed by a footbridge and the awaiting excitement of a hidden park, old ship moorings, palm trees, coal carriages and the sublime coal ships and loaders. As Newcastle struggles to fight the stigma of its industrial ugliness I find this type of architecture beautiful. I am predicting a constructivist revival - if it hasn't already come and gone with the likes of Neil Denari.



 Notice the Christ Church Cathedral in the Background
 And the Luna landscape in the background of this picture.

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