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Silly Tuesday (Shearer edition)

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 2 April 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

First of all thank you to all of those who have been sticking by me this past couple of months, it has not been easy finding time to post a daily picture but your thoughts and good wishes for my wife have helped me to sustain some sort of output. She is now in the midst of a second series of radio therapy at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital and, although her cancer is still terminal, she is feeling much happier in herself and can, for now, swallow and eat. I am sorry that for the moment I cannot make time to visit and comment on your pages, but I'm sure I will return sometime in the future.

I did manage to take a few pictures over the past week, none of which I would call truly remarkable, but at least they document some of the things happening in my life here in South Shields.

This mural is on the end of Wouldhave House in South Shields Market Place and the whole building is now being demolished to make way for something new, I'm glad about that - it's a big ugly 1960s block of concrete and steel.
The picture on the wall tries to link to to the old South Shields coat of arms which features The Tyne lifeboat and rowers, the silly part is that the artist drew inspiration from the face of former Newcastle United and England footballer Alan Shearer for the boatman second from left

I felt I ought to document this mural before it disappears for ever.

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe fresque

Bonne journée

2 Apr 2013 5:30am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture

2 Apr 2013 6:10am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb mural and well documented Curly

2 Apr 2013 6:39am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent shot, Curly - good idea to document the mural before it goes. Funny about the Shearer boat man - surely he should be up front!

2 Apr 2013 6:49am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Such a nice painting that make a beautiful wall.

2 Apr 2013 7:10am

Geraritsmi from Argentan, France

Beautiful mural !

2 Apr 2013 8:02am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

He' s lost a few years here then :)

2 Apr 2013 9:56am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Good piece of documenting

2 Apr 2013 10:03am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Grouser's right - was likely still at Wallsend Boys Club !

2 Apr 2013 10:09am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I appreciate your words dear friend ...
You have done well to document this. It's very interesting what you explain it ... A hug!

2 Apr 2013 10:31am

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Jolie fresque

2 Apr 2013 10:40am

jean pierre from paris, France

belle fresque!! amitié

2 Apr 2013 10:44am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Such a shame that it has to go, guess that's progress

2 Apr 2013 11:30am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful documentary style shot Curly! ;-)

2 Apr 2013 11:35am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice shot for Tuesday !

2 Apr 2013 11:37am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Good on you for documenting it. The building does sound horrible, but this mural does have a lot of charm

2 Apr 2013 12:14pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

wonderful find....nice art.

2 Apr 2013 12:28pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Happy Silly Tuesday! ;-)

2 Apr 2013 1:07pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Excellent, superbe trouvaille. Happy ST.

2 Apr 2013 3:33pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

But it's very nice mural. Are they really going to tear it down too?
Great shot. I like the colours in it.

2 Apr 2013 3:47pm

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

Nicely documented brick painting, I'm glad you show it to us here at Am3.

2 Apr 2013 4:13pm

David from Avranches, France

Great mural.

2 Apr 2013 6:28pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great find that you've captured here!! I love how there is actually some depth seen in this wall painting.

2 Apr 2013 6:33pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great capture.

2 Apr 2013 6:36pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

That is a beautiful mural, it's a shame to think that it will be destroyed and it's probably a good idea to document it! Wonderful work by the artist!

2 Apr 2013 9:07pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Alan shearer looks very young.

2 Apr 2013 9:16pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Great documentation, Curly ... glad you got it before it's gone forever.

2 Apr 2013 10:10pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I like the mural! I am glad that you captured it before the building is destoyed. An interesting inspiration! Happy ST!

3 Apr 2013 1:19am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressante peinture

3 Apr 2013 7:53am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

A powerful mural and Alan Shearer is quite a legend especially up your neck of the woods

3 Apr 2013 11:58am

Joyce from Montana, United States

Sending love your way.

3 Apr 2013 1:19pm

Mike from California, United States

A great way to preserve a bit of local history...

3 Apr 2013 4:56pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Geordies and their heroes eh!):-

4 Apr 2013 9:13pm

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