Gateshead - Sept 2014 - The Angel of the North - The Whole Story

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    BEST SEEN IN ITS ORIGINAL SIZE as it is a fascinating insight into why it exists. On our 5 day trip around the North of England day 2 began with a visit to Antony Gormley's amazing metal sculpture 'The Angel of the North' which dominates the skyline as you drive up the A1 to Newcastle upon Tyne. Since its erection in 1997 millions have driven past it, looking at it only through the car window but I really do recommend a visit to the actual artwork. It was a cold, wet, dank Saturday morning when we went to see it but for me and the wife, and, I think, the other 50 people there at the same time, it was a strangely moving experience and it lifted our spirits enormously. Very odd to see people laughing, joking, playing and taking pictures of a huge metal structure in the pouring rain. I saw this wonderful piece of graffiti, daubing, comment, call it what you will and it made me smile so had to take a picture of it to share with you. Imagine..... seeing an Angel in Gateshead. Well we did and it was the best thing that happened all holiday. Try it for yourself and see if you get the same feeling. This plaque tells the story of how and why it was built and the artist explains 'why an Angel' and tells of all the great deveopments in the area since it went up.
  • Owner

    Gareth1953 All Right Now
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    Flickr (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Attribution License
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 4 months ago
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