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The Crosby Men 2

By Paree
Yes! Yes!
I know I've cheated just a little and given my men a lovely sunset, (see previous picture for original)
These wonderful Iron men stand all along the Crosby shore line near to Blackpool, there are 100 of them spaced out on the beach, and in the sea.
each standing alone motionless on the flat coastal shore, braving the incoming tides, perhaps sometimes submerged, and seeing away the outgoing tides
We saw them last week in a howling gale storm, I have brightened the photo up a bit.
We went to see them as they are soon to be moved to America, after being on the continent, they keep being moved after a few years to a new home.a new country.
These 100 men life-cast statues are of Anthony Gromley who used his own body to make the casts, (which are all identical) he also made also the Angel of the North sculpture
hope you enjoy them

Tags: General Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel Crosby men near blackpool

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curlyfilm 13 139
3 Nov 2006 7:41PM
very good..........


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juldon 15 78 England
3 Nov 2006 7:52PM
Nice work Maureen,

Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
3 Nov 2006 8:04PM
excellent work Maureen, very clever, it gives a lovely atmosphere to the image.

pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2006 8:09PM
It's a pity they're going before I've had a chance to see them but we'll have photos like this to remind us. Thanks.
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
3 Nov 2006 8:48PM
Hi Maureen,i love how your men are turned in different directions,one looking towards the sun and the other out to sea.Excellent,creative,original and really well done.Love the sunset for them and the composition.Thankyou for your poem you wrote in under my photograph the other day.I loved it.I'm so chuffed.Take care.AnnSmile
Have a great weekend.
pcjackso Junior Member 13 7
3 Nov 2006 9:43PM
Good work,very effective,the sunset looks good
redstag 12 100 15 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2006 7:43AM
You've done it well, very Ernie Wise (You can't see the join!)
Well manipulated.
jonny250 11 60 Guernsey
4 Nov 2006 11:28AM
Nice picture, I hadn't realised how many of them there are until I saw them on 'coast' on TV - very impresive. I like the colours in this picture.
FeePhoto 11 34 Scotland
12 Nov 2006 7:01PM
Spectacular colours and great compostition - jealous that I won't get a chance to photograph these guys before they go! Thanks for recording them for us all to see.

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
17 Nov 2006 11:40PM
I prefer this one over your previous version. -=Walter
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
26 Nov 2006 7:51AM
YAY! So NOW I know what they are!! I'd seen and heard references to Gromley men and Crosby men in other people's pfs but never did get round to finding out what they're about.

Thanks so much for the info, Maureen! AND the gorgeous image Smile


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