Angel of the North, near Lamesley

  • Description

    "Just off Durham Road is a recently constructed car parking area, that replaces the original lay-by, a path from which leads to this huge monument - huge not only in size, but also by weight. The 20 metre tall sculpture with a wingspan of 54 metres, weighs in at 200 tonnes. It's rather odd that no thought was put into the fact that people would naturally walk away from the front of the sculpture to view it from a distance. This has led to erosion of the soil because no path was provided. The sculpture was created by the renowned sculpture Antony Gormley." Photo by Dave Hitchborne, 2008.
  • Owner

    Dave Hitchborne
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 8 months ago
    Viewed: 532 times
    Picture Taken: 2008-09-10
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