Another Place is a piece of modern sculpture by Sir Antony Gormley. It consists of 100 cast iron sculptures of the artist's own body, facing towards the sea. They are all 185cm tall... Apparently casts of his own body are a bit of theme with him.
Many (most?) of the sculptures are submerged at high tide. This means that they are gradually evolving as the sea works on them,
Like his other really famous work, the Angel of the North, I loved them (it?). Just a great way of getting people to come here. Although it was not without controversy as some complained that the extra tourism would harm bird nesting and others who used the area for water sports that they ruined that. Despite all that it is now permanently on display here.
Some of them feel very solitary and lonely, especially when the tide is out. It is such a massive beach....
.... Others that they belong here as part of the landscape. I particularly like this view with the wind-turbines in the background.
I could come up with some arty-bollox about the man on the beach having a conversation with the wind-turbine and man's impact on the environment or some-such. Alternatively, its a statue on the beach!
Finally, looking in land and then out to sea.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.