Whenever i work on a commission or start a personal project, i always do some research to see what has been done before. Sometimes you come up with very little but in Newcastle's case, a nice section of work is available online; from old images (like the one above) to modern day amateur enthusiasts recording their city for their own personal enjoyment.
My favourite has to be this website which features postcard images from Newcastle's industrial past - mainly the 1930's and 1940's. It's fascinating to look at the old cars, trams and the buildings. Even the people are remarkable, frozen in time as they went about their daily business. I just love the way that nearly all the men in the photographs are wearing flat caps. Those were the days!
The church spire on the left of the image is All Saints where i photographed the graveyard featured a couple of posts ago.