Not an entirely random name for a blog, but close. I am not a goat herder - in the usual meaning of that word; nor does the Urban Dictionary definition apply to me either (for a decade at least): an extremely drunk male who having lost all self-respect and standards, loses his powers of discrimination when pulling females. It is said that Gateshead derives its name from a settlement near an early Tyne crossing where goats once roamed. The goats are long gone, but me - I like to roam these parts - or rather run - exploring new places, rediscovering old ones in and around Gateshead and Newcastle when I'm out jogging. This blog is a collection of my photos, thoughts, observations, rants, loves and hates about Newcastle and Gateshead.

Friday, 21 June 2013

LS Lowry Sailor's Bethel Newcastle

A new exhibition of paintings by Manchester artist LS Lowry will beheld at the Tate Britain, London, from 26th June 2013 to 20th October 2013.  I'm not sure if this picture is included, but it was one of the paintings that Lowry painted when visiting the North East. 

This picture of an old chapel is the Sailor's Bethel in Newcastle which is located on Horatio Street, just off City Road directly opposite Hotel Du Vin. Its one of my favourite Lowry paintings, probably because the building still exists and I run past it very frequently, as it lies on one of my usual Quayside-Ouseburn- Byker running routes.

Below, is how it looks today.

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