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Mr Monkey in Newcastle, January 12th

"It's not the most elegant building in all the world"

Mr Monkey looking towards Gateshead Mr Monkey looking at Nybrokajen from the Strandvägen

Mr Monkey scrambled up the slope from his hotel, then looked back across the Tyne to Gateshead. It was quite easy to spot Gateshead car park, designed by Owen Luden, but made famous because Michael Caine threw Brian Mosley off its top floor. They were both only acting in the 1971 film Get Carter, so apparently it didn't count as murder. Mr Monkey turned and set off toward the centre of Newcastle.

You can read a bit about the Gateshead car park at the Risky Buildings website.

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