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Gateshead's Angel

By BrianSS
Most images of the sculpture show it with arms outstretched . . . . I thought this was a bit different ! Even photographed from the side it still looks impressive.

The Angel of the North is a modern sculpture designed by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, England. As the name suggests, it is a steel sculpture of an angel, standing 66 feet (20 metres) tall, with wings measuring 178 feet (54 metres) across making it wider than the Statue of Liberty's height. The wings themselves are angled 3.5 degrees forward, which Gormley has said aims to create "a sense of embrace". It stands on a hill, on the southern edge of Low Fell overlooking the A1 road and the A167 road into Tyneside and the East Coast Main Line rail route. Work began on the project in 1994, the total cost coming to 1m. Construction work on the Angel was finished in 16th February 1998.

Tags: Angel Architecture Gateshead Angel of the north

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28 Oct 2011 8:54PM
I live just a few miles from this and get used to seeing it with its wings spread as I travel along the A1, but I've never seen it from this angle. You can certainly see how impressive its height it!! Smile

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Chinga Plus
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28 Oct 2011 9:36PM
Very good! And lovely light. IB

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