Your 'Spirit of the North' pictures
Above Elaine Cowell has spotted Elvis. No surprise as it's her own dog. In black and white this works really well.
Steve Petch thinks this sums up the North.
Could it be man's impact on the environment or nature's attempts to overcome it?
The constraints of this blog mean I have had to crop some of the image, so they are not entirely as the photographer saw them, but I hope I have still remained true to their meaning.
Some had been treated to bring out or remove colour so I have kept them intact in that sense.
And on the right hand side, Noel Harris spotted this odd scene of a mound of snow that served as a stub-out point for smokers.
This tab-end hedgehog is strangely engrossing.
I'm not familar with this artwork myself. You always learn something new.
In the image below there is a crafty unspoken gag.
Whilst the Jarrow marchers walked all the way to London during the '30s, the passing cyclists echo Norman Tebbit's words to unemployed northerners to "get on your bike".
A very neat picture from Karen Atkinson.
And finally in my selection of your wonderful submissions.....
One we can all relate to.
Gary Nattrass dug this one out of his sister and him on a North East beach in the '60s.
Where else in the UK do you need an anorak as well as a swimsuit?
We've all been there haven't we?
Once again can I thank everyone for their submissions!