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A cool crisp crunchy sort of walk

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 25 February 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A Sunday morning stroll through Jesmond Dene in Newcastle upon Tyne.
This is one enormous public park left to the people of Newcastle by Lord Armstrong before he upped sticks and moved to Cragside near Rothbury, where he installed the UK's first electric lighting in a house (not many people know that).

This park follows the course of the Ouseburn as it makes its way down to the River Tyne, and has a pets corner with unusual animals, a "real tennis" court, tennis club, squash club, old pavilions, and Paddy's Pond, not to mentiona rather nice restaurant and a very good tea room.

The Armstrong Bridge is in the background and in the spring and summer months you will find an excellent artists' market up there on Sundays, well worth a visit.

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Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It sure looks like a great place for a stroll. Very nice shot.

25 Feb 2012 5:16am

@Michael Rawluk: It's a decent length from one end to the other, with plenty of interest along the way.

PATRICK from miramas, France


25 Feb 2012 5:34am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Cool processing Curly

25 Feb 2012 5:39am

@Loukas: I'm always trying to find a "different" sort of look.

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

A beautiful lane for a Sunday stroll. I miss that tradition. No such thing here.

25 Feb 2012 5:56am

@Bettina: I'm surprised, I thought that LA would have had a few such places, it cannot all be concrete jungle......surely?

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

magnifica composición y tono!!

25 Feb 2012 6:03am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom


25 Feb 2012 6:55am

@Richard: Possibly a little earlier, perhaps 1965.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

A great place to walk and meditation, one, or with a partner. In a quiet and beautiful. A great shot.

25 Feb 2012 7:02am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great title and processing, really suits the scene

25 Feb 2012 7:30am

@Christine: It was better than calling it "stinging ears".

Shiv from Mumbai, India


25 Feb 2012 8:30am

flyingwind风飞扬 from someplace, China

Yes, very nice when no more people here!!!

25 Feb 2012 8:35am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice processing here

25 Feb 2012 8:58am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Certainly a beautiful scene, love the cap and cane:)

25 Feb 2012 10:28am

@J.R.: Don't see enough flat caps these days.

Mhelene from Paris, France

A great mood in this beautiful composition .

25 Feb 2012 11:20am

Akbar&Armaghan from gorgan, Iran


25 Feb 2012 11:41am

STEED from D, France

A Picture of happiness.........Nice ...

25 Feb 2012 11:44am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Nice composition and tone sets a nice mood.
Wonderful history and description of the park.

25 Feb 2012 11:50am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot and nice processing.

25 Feb 2012 12:20pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A fine composition and very well edited. It is warm and comfortable ... A hug, Adela

25 Feb 2012 12:59pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

I wonder how many times they have walked that route together

25 Feb 2012 1:16pm

@Jules: Perhaps they once had a faithful dog with them, they've just left the pet's cemetery.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Your pp treatment gives the shot a very cool feel! Well done Curly! ;-)

25 Feb 2012 2:07pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I can imagine this is a cheerful place once the weather warms and the spring colors abound!

25 Feb 2012 2:11pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Keen eyes often find urban wildlife in here, owls, foxes, squirrels, river rats, etc.

Bibhudatta from Bangalore, India

lovely couple.. :) so romantic..

25 Feb 2012 3:17pm

Graciel.la (Vic, Catalonia) from Vic (Catalonia), Poland

Nice processing, beautiful place.

25 Feb 2012 3:26pm

narcissus from Iran, Iran

wonderfu lediting + natural environment

25 Feb 2012 4:01pm

dean musgrove from Simi Valley, United States

Very lovely. I can see the trust in the couples walk that one will help the other avoid a slip.

25 Feb 2012 4:23pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

the con trail in the background nicely emphasize the couple. can almost hear the crunch

25 Feb 2012 4:59pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It sounds like a wonderful park! Great processing!

25 Feb 2012 6:15pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

This is lovely Curly and your description is wonderful! I'd love the see the corner of unusual animals.

25 Feb 2012 6:26pm

@Susan: Such as these funny little things?


lovely shot♥
well done

25 Feb 2012 6:29pm

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

A nice picture !

25 Feb 2012 6:29pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like the sepia processing here.

25 Feb 2012 6:34pm

l'angevine from Angers, France

on dirait une vieille photo et j'adore aussi le passage des avions avec leur ligne

25 Feb 2012 6:35pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Timeless shot. What a lovely local facility

25 Feb 2012 6:53pm

@CElliottUK: Yep, it's where I found the alpacas.

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Sounds like a very interesting park for a stroll. Lovely photo.

25 Feb 2012 7:28pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & lovely!

25 Feb 2012 8:20pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Lovely place, nice feel of old pictures to this one.

25 Feb 2012 8:42pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Well done. Nice processing

25 Feb 2012 10:20pm

Zus from Osaka, Japan

Nicely captured and processed... Lovely atomosphere.

25 Feb 2012 11:37pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

a lovely shot very nicely processed - I love the older couple walking. Timeless!

26 Feb 2012 12:21am

Deej from Perth, Australia

Great comp and colour. The tone suits the subjects. Nice work!

26 Feb 2012 1:20am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

There are hiking paths in the hills all over the place. But what I miss the tradition of the Sunday walk. You dress up nice, there's a big lunch to be had, and you just walk quietly in fresh air, no cell phones, no hurry. There is that song "Nobody Walks In LA" for a reason...

26 Feb 2012 5:02am

Shabnam from tehran, Iran

I Love it :)

26 Feb 2012 10:52pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the way all these paths converge (so too the jet vapor trails). The many pathways of life...

27 Feb 2012 12:18pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)