Lantern Tower of Saint Nicholas' Cathedral ~ Newcastle

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Comments (15)

Paula K on April 15, 2009

Nice shot Mike.


trikermike on April 15, 2009

Thanks Paula, I was just sitting waiting for my taxi to arrive, when I looked up to see the sun glinting off the golden weather vanrs, what a stroke of luck!

Hope you are ok, best wishes


bodidog on April 21, 2009

Hi, the weather vanes make the picture, regards,

trikermike on April 22, 2009

Is that all, bodidog ?

Not a 'how are you' or 'have a good day'

You must be in a hurry! but thanks for looking up at the weather vanes!

Take care, mate


bodidog on April 22, 2009

OK I'll try harder and I still like the photo, weather down here is as in your picture. Hope it stays that way for both of us. Stay cool.

trikermike on April 22, 2009

No sweat, _dawg glad you caught the funny side

Enjoy the weather, wear sunscreen, stay safe


Ruben Padilla on April 24, 2009

Very Nice, Greetings from MEXICO.

trikermike on April 25, 2009


Thank you for visiting

I wish you heath, avoid the 'flu

stay safe

Mike from North-East England

AndreyMos on April 30, 2009


Greetings from Ukraine, Andrey

trikermike on May 1, 2009

Ви tghank Andrew, it was a really sunny day, so I got lucky with the reflections!

Best wishes

Mike ...pop in anytime you like, always open, you can have some tea if you like!

c.s. on May 3, 2009

Hello Mike, St. Nicholas was exceptional, and so are the churches dedicated to this saint. This cathedral has an unusual lantern spire that vaguely reminds me of the Scott monument in Edinburgh. Maybe the architect of the monument was inspired by this fine structure in Newcastle.

Best regards, Claus

trikermike on May 3, 2009

Mmmm, I never considered that the Scott monument was similar, despite looking up, I had not noticed!

Thanks for the 'heads-up'!


trikermike on May 4, 2009

Hi Claus, I had to cut my session with you abruptly short , excuse me for that,

To continue, my friend, I do think that there are similarities, as we see here but I'm afraid I have no knowledge of those hairy Scotsmen 'stealing' the idea from this design, perhaps it was the fashion in those halcion days (when copyright laws were not involved!)

You have a lovely week ahead of you, never mind the weather, just keep on truckin'


c.s. on May 5, 2009

Hello Mike, thanks for the great links, exactly what I had in mind when I wrote about the similarity. Now I've done some homework and found that the spire was added to the tower of St. Nicholas' in the second half of the fifteenth century, three hundred and fifty years before the monument was erected. Without accusing anyone of "stealing", "in spire ration" is free for all and not subject to copyright laws, and they did a great job in Scottland too.

Mike, enjoy your week,


Suzi in Oregon on October 10, 2012

You won't see anything like this magnificent monument to history around here, dear Mike, though there may be a very few trees left standing that have seen so much of time. Keep on looking up! Hugs (O:

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