How weird is the view from Hunter Street to the umm.. Lookout now without the footbridge
By John Lechner
One of the things I enjoy most is to do a photo walk on the streets of a city or town. It doesn't matter if it's in your backyard or on the other side of the world. When you slow down, you find amazing things.
In fact sometimes the smaller the area you cover the more you discover. Last weekend we found ourselves kid free so Kim and I decided we would head to Newcastle do a photo walk and finish with a picnic at sunset.
We packed light, I had just one lens on my camera, a spare battery and cards. Kim was using her little pocket camera. A Panasonic Lumix TZ80. It's a great little camera that packs a lot of punch but basically fits in your pocket.
So we packed a simple picnic in the esky and parked the car up near Newcastle Beach, deciding to head from the beach down Hunter St to Honeysuckle and then back to the beach via the harbour.
The Lifesavers watch tower at Newcastle Beach
One of Newcastle's iconic buildings on Hunter Street, now the Reserve Wine Bar
One of those things you see when you slow down, this one time pharmacy now Motorbike ship, love the windows.
I think this is my new favourite building in Newcastle, the recently opened law courts. Stunning lines
This isn't an illusion or trick of the camera but the end of the new law courts building.
So many wonderful examples of street art in Newcastle including this penguin
The old railway corridor at Civic
The entry to Newcastle Museum
A coal ship coming in to the harbour from Scratchley's
An industrial sunset from Stockton
Picnic dinner on the water
I have done photo walks like this here at home and around the world. All you need is a camera, any camera will do, a willing partner/s just make sure everyone has a camera. Walking shoes and time enough to slow down, at least a few hours.
Have an awesome day.