Saturday, 24 April 2010

Chinese Gate

The Children's Mother and I had a flying visit to Newcastle this afternoon, mainly to buy a new zoom lens for the Nikon as the old one keeps jamming.

We looked in a couple of places but found just what we were looking for in Jacobs, a wonderful shop with very helpful staff.  We settled for a Sigma 70/300 macro, so far so good.  Yesterday I finally gave up on the Olympus compact which was bought for my birthday, it was almost certainly faulty and no matter what I did with it it was a real problem.  I had a chance to play with a Samsung this morning and was so impressed with it that we bought one, a bit like the Remington shaver ad!  I have only had time to take o couple of shots but it is looking very promising.

While we were in Town we walked round to see the gateway into China Town.

I had never see the gate or this section of the old City Wall before, I am not sure that it is what I expected but it was interesting to see.

Perhaps I will have some shots with the new lens and or Samsung tomorrow.


  1. I'm glad you've got the camera problem sorted!

  2. That's an impressive gate! Jacobs here in Edinburgh is also a great shop with very helpful staff. It's very easy to buy stuff there... Enjoy your new lens and camera :-)