My HOMEPAGE for Newcastle Upon Tyne, County Durham and NorthumbriaHOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's Pics Pictures of Co. Durham

 

  North East Index

 

 29. Sunderland (3) National Glass Centre and River Wear & Harbour Views

From the River Wear bridges you can walk along the 'riverside' to the National Glass Centre.

 

Shadows in another light - St Peter's Riverside sculpture on the north bank of the River Wear.

 

On the St Peter's Campus of Sunderland University stands a sculpture depicting the beautiful illuminated manuscripts of the Celtic monks of the 7th-9th centuries.

 

The painstaking scribes working on the costly production of these magnificently illustrated biblical works.

 

The facade of the National Glass Centre on a site close to where it is believed that the first stained glass was produced by the monks at Monkwearmouth the late 7th century.

 

Looking from the foyer on the 1st floor, down into the Throwingstones Restaurant-Cafe.

 

Looking down into the 'glass' shop! and beyond to Sunderland Harbour and Marina.

 

There are lots of 'colourful' displays illustrating the many uses of glass.

 

There are video films on glass making and hands on things for kids to do and you can watch demonstrations of glass blowing.

 

As a retired chemistry teacher, I particularly enjoyed this coloured creation of laboratory glassware used in chemistry and a scaled up example of what it really looks like in a chemical plant!

 

A huge variety of glassware is for sale in a great variety of style, shape and colour! Glasses, bowls, vases, jugs, decorative artefacts etc.

Then a visit to the Throwing Stones Cafe before a stroll along to the harbour and marina.

 

Views of the harbour entrance and marina.

 

Two views of the mouth of the River Wear, cranes and docks on the right, Sunderland University and the National Glass Centre on the left river bank.

 

-

SUNDERLAND INDEX 27. Sunderland (1) River Wear Bridges, Monkwearmouth Station & Museum * 28. Sunderland (2) St Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth * 29. Sunderland (3) National Glass Centre, River Wear & Harbour Views * 30. Sunderland (4) St Andrew's Church, Roker * 32 Sunderland (5) The Winter Gardens

My HOMEPAGE for Newcastle Upon Tyne, County Durham and NorthumbriaHOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's Picsprevious page <-> next page * North East Index

North East England docspics photos images pictures Phil Brown * touring holidays in Newcastle, Durham and Northumbria-Northumberland, tourism information, top tourist attractions, accommodation, luxury hotels, B&B, holiday cottages, property,  pubs, walking, restaurants, historic towns & cities, churches, castles, abbeys, museums, art galleries, local transport, interesting buildings properties

^^

WEARDALE RAILWAY YORKSHIRE DALES and North Pennines scenes and notes THE WENSLEYDALE RAILWAY North Yorkshire LAKE DISTRICT PICTURES of England's Northern Lakeland CLEVELAND, North East England, Scenes & Notes YORK Scenes and Notes HEAD of STEAM Railway Museum LONDON Scenes and Notes
Email Docs Pics NORTHUMBRIA, Co. DURHAM and NEWCASTLE Scenes and Notes NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY SCENES Shildon LOCOMOTION National Railway Museum Co. Durham SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH Scenes and Notes YORK NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM plus live steam! Steam Train and Locomotive Photographs from the late 60's City of OXFORD Scenes & Notes CAMBRIDGE City England Images & Notes