June 11, 2009

The Ouseburn

Laura Harrington in the Environment Agencys Electric Car
Laura Harrington in the Environment Agency's Electric Car

I went for a walk with Laura Harrington, who is artist-in-residence at Environment Agency. We walked  by the Ouseburn – a small river off the Tyne in a surprisingly quiet and neglected-seeming part of Newcastle not so far from the center, after driving with her in the EA’s  funny little  electric car.

Metro Bridge over Ouseburn

This next pic is by someone on flickr – Paul J White –  who calls Ouseburn “the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.” I bet some brief research would show this brownfields holdover as a pretty interesting ecosystem now.

photo: Paul J. White
photo: Paul J. White