The view of the Cathedral from Morpeth Terrace has vastly changed in the last century, but as these old pictures show, before the construction of the Piazza, it was the favourite dramatic shot of the building.
Just glimpsed on the far right is the edge of St Anne's Anglican Church, destroyed in the Blitz. The Church is more clearly seen below: I've never heard how they felt co-existing with their Roman Catholic neighbour!
The post-war buildings now owned by John Lewis parternship make this a rather dark and dull passage. The cars are not nearly so interesting as their predecessors. The trees, however, thrive!