If you look carefully you can see five bridges spanning the River Tyne. The shot was taken from the quayside at Newcastle. The bridges are as follows :-
Tyne Bridge - built 1928
Swing Bridge - built 1876
High Level Bridge - built 1849/50
Metro Bridge - built 1981
King Edward Bridge - built 1906
The obelisk is a memorial to the Methodist Preacher John Wesley who visited Tyneside many times between 1742 and 1792.