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  1. head & torso

    Snapshot Title: head & torso
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Panorama - Gateshead Angel of the North 1 - restitch
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:



  2. The North Transept

    Snapshot Title: The North Transept
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Abbey interior restitched to improve 360 join
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Dating from the 13th century, this area is a fabulous study in architectural design, with soaring arches and wonderful timber ceiling. Through the arches on the right of this snapshot at ground level ...



  3. Haydon Bridge bypass

    Snapshot Title: Haydon Bridge bypass
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Panorama - Northumberland - Vindolanda & Barcombe Roman signal station in winter 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The new bypass now passes through the south valleyside to bypass the small town of Haydon Bridge - the last town to be bypassed on the busy and important cross north Pennine route of the A69



  4. Steam

    Snapshot Title: Steam
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Panorama - Northumberland - Vindolanda & Barcombe Roman signal station in winter 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    You may not be able to see Hexham but the steam from Egger (a large chipboard factory in the valley at Hexham) makes it very easy to work out where it is!



  5. Site of a Roman Signal Station

    Snapshot Title: Site of a Roman Signal Station
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Panorama - Northumberland - Vindolanda & Barcombe Roman signal station in winter 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    A small square shaped earth embankment within the larger embankments of an Iron Age fort are all that remain of this signal station in its prominent location clearly seen from a very long stretch of H...



  6. Housestead's Roman Fort

    Snapshot Title: Housestead's Roman Fort
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Panorama - Northumberland - Vindolanda & Barcombe Roman signal station in winter 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Probably the best known Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall and certainly the most iconic location for newcomers to Hadrian's Wall to explore.



  7. Robin Hood's tree

    Snapshot Title: Robin Hood's tree
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Panorama - Northumberland - Vindolanda & Barcombe Roman signal station in winter 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The site of a tree featured in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, starring Kevin Costner Sycamore Gap also has a stretch of the tallest remaining section of Hadrian's Wall



  8. Barcombe memorial stone

    Snapshot Title: Barcombe memorial stone
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Panorama - Northumberland - Vindolanda & Barcombe Roman signal station in winter 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    19th century memorial to nine coal miners who died in a mine close by under the slope of Barcombe Fell



  9. Reconstruction of Hadrian's Wall

    Snapshot Title: Reconstruction of Hadrian's Wall
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Panorama - Northumberland - Vindolanda & Barcombe Roman signal station in winter 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    This is a reconstruction of how Hadrian's Wall may have looked. On the far side is the stone wall that is found throughout the Northumberland section of Hadrian's Wall, while in the foreground is the ...



  10. Vindolanda Roman fort and civilian settlement

    Snapshot Title: Vindolanda Roman fort and civilian settlement
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Panorama - Northumberland - Vindolanda & Barcombe Roman signal station in winter 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Although just to the south of Hadrian's Wall this fort and especially its civilian settlement has been one of the most important centres of Roman military and private written tablets in Britain and Eu...



  11. misalignment

    Snapshot Title: misalignment
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Panorama - Gateshead Angel of the North 1 - restitch
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    misalignment of vertical ribs



  12. Curious patterns in sky areas

    Snapshot Title: Curious patterns in sky areas
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hafengeburtstag Hamburg
    Image Owner: Frank Ebert



    Description:

    temporary ident of areas of banding - beta test - this one is diamond shaped!



  13. areas of banding in sky

    Snapshot Title: areas of banding in sky
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hafengeburtstag Hamburg
    Image Owner: Frank Ebert



    Description:

    temporary ident of areas of banding - beta test



  14. Patterns in sky area

    Snapshot Title: Patterns in sky area
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hafengeburtstag Hamburg
    Image Owner: Frank Ebert



    Description:

    temporary ident of areas of banding - beta test



  15. Newcastle Civic Centre tower and seahorses

    Snapshot Title: Newcastle Civic Centre tower and seahorses
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Newcastle Quayside seen from Gateshead 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The tower contains a carillon which plays local tunes and is surmounted by 12 bronze seahorse heads which link to the crest of Newcastle. Other pieces of art can be found on and around the Civic Centr...



  16. Abseiling off the Malmaison Hotel

    Snapshot Title: Abseiling off the Malmaison Hotel
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Newcastle Quayside seen from Gateshead 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    A day of abseiling off the roof of the Malmaison Hotel seemed to attract a lot of volunteers.



  17. Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts

    Snapshot Title: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Newcastle Quayside seen from Gateshead 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Newcastle Gateshead's culture highlight for modern art is the Baltic - a converted 1940's grain store containing 6 main levels of gallery spaces, artists studios, restaurant/cafes and office space



  18. Millenium Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Millenium Bridge
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Newcastle Quayside seen from Gateshead 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The world famous 'blinking eyelid' pedestrian bridge pivots so that the foot deck raises up and the supporting arch moves down until both parts are roughly level. Part footpath and part cyclepath the ...



  19. Bessie Surtees

    Snapshot Title: Bessie Surtees
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Bessie Surtees House, Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    One of the well known stories of Newcastle, this building has seen a lot of history pass by, and is now the North East regional office of English Heritage. A few rooms are open to the public and conta...



  20. Tornado F3 tailplane

    Snapshot Title: Tornado F3 tailplane
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Friends of XXV (F) Squadron Day aircraft line-up 3
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The colourful tailplane of a Tornado F3 of 56(Reserve) Squadron - originally formed in 1916, the squadron, nicknamed the Firebirds, was until 2005 the display squadron for the F3 (hence the name on th...



  21. A clutch of birds

    Snapshot Title: A clutch of birds
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Friends of XXV (F) Squadron Day aircraft line-up 2
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    A German Tornado ECR of the Tactical Reconnaissance Wing 51 "Immelmann", a Falcon 20 of FR Aviation (who provide air warfare training, support for UK's Nimrods and Sentry E3-D, aerial surveillance & t...



  22. GR9 Harrier nose

    Snapshot Title: GR9 Harrier nose
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Friends of XXV (F) Squadron Day aircraft line-up 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Part of the aircraft lined up for this 'celebration' of XXV(F) squadron and part of it's disbanding in early April 2008. This Harrier GR9 is from 1(F) Squadron at RAF Cottesmore, and it is a updated d...



  23. Armed and Ready

    Snapshot Title: Armed and Ready
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: UK RAF Tornado F3 in Quick Reaction Alert hanger
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The aircraft in the QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) hanger are normally ready to react at a moment's notice to any external air threat to this country. The summer of 2007 was a busy one with the return of ...



  24. Locomotive plate

    Snapshot Title: Locomotive plate
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Tanfield Railway - Marley Hill engine shed
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns 0-4-0ST, Sir Cecil A Cochrane - of the three saddletanks here in this engine shed, this is the smallest



  25. Narrow guage track

    Snapshot Title: Narrow guage track
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Tanfield Railway - Marley Hill engine shed
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Track heading off to a side room with a huge wheel lathe.



  26. Locomotive plate

    Snapshot Title: Locomotive plate
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Tanfield Railway - Marley Hill engine shed
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns 0-6-0ST, No.49 - another lovely example of a saddletank locomotive



  27. Locomotive plate

    Snapshot Title: Locomotive plate
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Tanfield Railway - Marley Hill engine shed
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0ST, Renishaw Ironworks No.6 - I just love the old saddletank engines which remind me of my childhood and model trains, and here are two lovely examples in the engine shed



  28. Blurred Ford stand

    Snapshot Title: Blurred Ford stand
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Geneva Motor Show 2008
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Sorry Ford - one image in the handheld panorama turns out to be blurred, so blame the photographer not the Ford stand with their LandRover and Jaguar stands behind.
    Next time I take the Gigapan Imager...



  29. Lexus LF-A Roadster

    Snapshot Title: Lexus LF-A Roadster
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Geneva Motor Show 2008
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    A lovely droptop coupe sadly hidden by the crowds in this view, so have a look at www.lexus.com/fcv/lf_a_roadster.html Will open in a new tab or window if you want to see what it looks like!



  30. Turning cars

    Snapshot Title: Turning cars
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Geneva Motor Show 2008
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Rotating stands certainly help give you a chance to see and photographs many of the cars from different angles, but it doesn't make taking panoramas any easier!



  31. The big small car

    Snapshot Title: The big small car
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Geneva Motor Show 2008
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Well it's one way of getting your attention if looking for a small car in a very busy motor show!



  32. Egger factory

    Snapshot Title: Egger factory
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Egger chipboard factory is one of the main employers in Tynedale taking wood fibre (sawdust, logs, waste timber, etc.) and making it into chipboard for use in flooring, kitchen units, etc. A massive e...



  33. Signs of old buildings and roofs

    Snapshot Title: Signs of old buildings and roofs
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Originally shops and houses stood against the Moot Hall (as can be seen to the right with the Edinburgh Woollen Mill building). An old photograph of these buildings in about 1910 can be seen at http:/...



  34. The Moot Hall

    Snapshot Title: The Moot Hall
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Standing proud over Hexham's Market Place, this gatehouse defended access into the fortified area beyond. An early 15th century gatehouse it is four-storey high with a three storey tower attached. A s...



  35. The Shambles

    Snapshot Title: The Shambles
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    This is a sheltered market area with a wooden roof standing on a mix of stone and timber columns. Originally used by butchers it still finds use most days of the week for one or two stalls although th...



  36. The ghost of a gigapanner!

    Snapshot Title: The ghost of a gigapanner!
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Look hard and you might just see the ghost of a gigapanner!



  37. Old St Mary's church

    Snapshot Title: Old St Mary's church
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Hidden by these outer walls are the remains of the old church seen in the information board - some cellars contain the bases of old columns and some internal walls still have stonework from the old bu...



  38. Wind damage

    Snapshot Title: Wind damage
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    A few years ago a fire damaged this and the roof over Dickinson's next door. Despite being reroofed because of that, storms in Feb 2008 have now lifted the new lead ridges (Dickinson's have fixed thei...



  39. Hexham Market Place - a potted history

    Snapshot Title: Hexham Market Place - a potted history
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Hexham - Market Place panorama 1
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Some information about the Market Place and what it possibly used to look like 600 years ago!



  40. Min Max

    Snapshot Title: Min Max
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: The Tree Over Palisades, Santa Monica, CA
    Image Owner: Jake Wills



    Description:

    Thermometer and just about possible to read the temperature - who wants to give their guesses? Not mounted the best way though is it?!



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