|me, waiting for Dan|
Anyway, when we turned onto the A66 I thought we were going to Bowes Museum, but no, we sailed right past Barnard Castle and on to Newcastle! As soon as I knew we were going there it was obvious we were going to Laing Art Gallery to see the Paul Nash exhibition (ends January 14th). Before the gallery opened there was just time to see another beautiful part of the city, no, not the football ground, the Civic Centre.
Isn't it just gorgeous, this is how beautiful a mid-century building can look when looked after! The building, designed by George Kenyon was opened by King Olav V of Norway in 1968.
|River God Tyne, David Wynne|
It was an amazingly beautiful day, cold but so clear with fabulous sunshine, the walls looked like gold.
Public building like this always remind me that nothing is too good for ordinary people**.
*Paul Nash and the Uncanny Landscape is on at York Art Gallery until April 15th).
** Berthold Lubetkin