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Do people still send postcards these days…?

Gateshead

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Published by Powder Butterfly

Postmarked Tyneside NE/SR Mail Centre 21st April 2015, from Joe and James in Gateshead

An evocative and expressionistic postcard from my friends in the North, Joe and James, who have recently moved to Gateshead. The postcard is by a local publisher and maker of contemporary arts gifts and crafts. It perfectly captures the region’s 21st century renaissance as a cultural and artistic destination, alongside it’s traditional industrial past… the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (housed in the 1950s hull of the old Baltic Flour Mills building), the immediately recognisable arch of the Tyne Bridge, the undulating mirrored roof of the Foster-designed Sage Gateshead concert hall and the already iconic blinking eye of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Soaring above them all is a heavenly host of Antony Gormley’s Angel(s) of the North, one of the country’s most popular works of public sculpture.

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2 comments on “Gateshead

  1. fromsomewherewithlovex
    April 22, 2015

    Love those flying angels 🙂

  2. Powder Butterfly
    April 24, 2015

    Thanks so much for this post, really pleased you like the artwork. You can also buy it as a tea towel or a framed print.

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