I discover that my tastes have changed in the years I was in Sydney. I'm rather less interested in pubs than I once was, and more interested in parks. Also, I've a taste for heritage and architecture I lacked in my feckless twenties. All this means is, there's parts of Newcastle I've never really explored before - and I'm having great fun doing so now. Today I headed to the East End (please click on pics to enlarge).
|Customs House Hotel|
|Foreshore park, once a railway goods yard. The shed has been preserved, the turning circle reclaimed. |
Heaven for a rail fan!
|This is what actual damage done by tree roots looks like. NCC?|
|Playground reflecting the area's rail heritage|
|A swing for children who use a wheelchair - what a wonderful idea|
|I wish Felipe's was a real thing; then Newcastle really would be hipster central|