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The Angel Of The North

On our trip up to Northumberland in mid-July our driver pulled off the A1 so that we could visit this massive statue erected by the side of the road.

There are plenty of good angles for shots of this, and no doubt it looks different all the time according to the light.  Unfortunately of course it is always surrounded by other visitors just like us.

There is a website devoted to this sculpture which you can find at http://www.angelofthenorth.org.uk/

 

The Angel Of The North

On our trip up to Northumberland in mid-July our driver pulled off the A1 so that we could visit this massive statue erected by the side of the road.

There are plenty of good angles for shots of this, and no doubt it looks different all the time according to the light.  Unfortunately of course it is always surrounded by other visitors just like us.

There is a website devoted to this sculpture which you can find at http://www.angelofthenorth.org.uk/

 

comments (17)

These tourists get everywhere Brian, One day I'll see this Gormley work of art. Like the presentation.
Brian Walbey: Well worth paying a visit Les, thanks for your comment.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Sep 2009, 00:54
Fine montage of a beautiful sculpture, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 9 Sep 2009, 01:48
Man! This is HUGE, Brian! I love how the center image gives it scale because of the people.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ginnie, oh to get the place to myself though.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 9 Sep 2009, 03:46
Nicely presented Brian, the tourist do give it a sense of scale
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tony.
I am a big fan of the angel. Nice set of shots Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bill.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Sep 2009, 08:48
It's funny how this statue has really resonated with the public - I like it. Can't wait for the giant cow on the Medway either!
Brian Walbey: I think the giant cow will be slightly more fun than this one Chris. Apparently we are getting some sort of giant arch over the M1 in the Midlands at some time.
Tip of the Iceberg, if you think of the wind resistance of those wings the foundations must go a long long way down. I concur it is a very good Presentation. There are also a lot more Visitors here than at Dream as you will see from my pics in a day or two.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, I will look out for the Dream.
What a nice presentation Brian. This is huge!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, yes it is very tall and wide.
A great presentation Brian. Well done.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ron.
A well photographed icon Brian. You will see my efforts in my early SC days.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chad.
Not seen this in real life but I'm heading to Northumberland for the New Year break so perhaps I'll capture it then; hopefully with less of the Great Unwashed to reouble me!
Brian Walbey: Well worth dropping in for a look Alan, perhaps you might get it to yourself in mid-winter.
I like this capture very much Brian. Looks great against the sky.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Sep 2009, 17:35
Have only seen this from the road but it still looks pretty impressive. Not sure it really benefits from the collage treatment though. Why not just put up the best image and have done with it?!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: It is very impressive Ingrid. I couldn't make up my mind which was the best single image here but also didn't want to post 5 days of the same subject, a bit boring IMHO, hence the collage. There will be some more collages using the same thinking next week I'm afraid.
Maybe Ingrid has a point Brian. richard
Brian Walbey: In this case Richard I couldn't decide which was the best image, hence the collage, rather than 5 days of the same subject. I will admit there are a few collages to follow next week I'm afraid using the same reasoning.
yes she probs does but its still great though Briansmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tim.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Sep 2009, 21:45
An impressive sculpture and a fine pic with different views/perspectives of the figure- I find this okay! As we drove along the M 5 from Bristol to Exeter, we saw another sculpture of Gormley- a large red-coloured man spreading out his arms- I have to find out the intention of this artist if there is a special one! I suppose that the mankind... is his theme?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. I remember seeing that staue alongside the M5 when we went that way two years ago.
The Angel of the North is one of my favourite places to be - but I love that whole area. I really like the way you have done this collage. It is easy to fill an album with shots of this sculpture, and still think there is a better one waiting. (I know, I have the album and still want more!)
Brian Walbey: We only stopped for about 20 minutes Sheila so I just grabbed a few shots. Thanks for your comment.

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