Books by Glenda Young

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Being a tourist in town

To town today to be a tourist.

Through Mowbray Park where the statue of Jack Crawford stands, nailing his colours to the mast.  Yes, that phrase comes from a Sunderland hero.

Onwards through Mowbray Park where spring flowers shone through the mist.

Then to the Sunderland Museum and Winter Grrdens to see a fantastic exhibition of Sunderland maps from the Tyne & Wear Archives and Sunderland Antiquarians.

Onwards to the Norhern Gallery for Contemporary Art to see a wonderfully quirky exhibition called Stone.  It's part of the AV Festival 14 which is running all over the North East.

My favourite thing in the NGCA is the comments boards where people can say what they think about what they've just seen.

And finally to the small but perfectly formed Monkwearmouth Station Museum.  It's worth a visit at any time, and at the moment has an exhibition of original World War I recruitment posters.
And then back home, to a cuppa and a hot cross bun.

Read all my blog posts about Sunderland here.
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