We’re big fans of Anthony Gormley’s sculptures and whenever back in Formby, visiting relatives, we take a trip over to Crosby Beach and walk amongst the Iron Men statues, when the tide is out. So, on our recent Christmas trip back to the north east, we decided to get up close and personal to The Angel of the North, having only ever seen it from the motorway. And, wow, once underneath it, it’s immense and pretty awesome!
Viewed against the brilliant blue winter sky, the coppery metal is just beautiful – red and rusty and earthy. Just like the surrounding land. Sitting on top of the hill, the statue is just beautiful, with its outstretched arms. Everything just seems to be engulfed. A very powerful, in every way.
The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England (Durham Rd, Low Eighton, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE9 6AA). It is a steel sculpture of an angel, 20 metres tall, with wings measuring 54 metres across. There is a free car park, no admission and is accessible all year, including Xmas & New Year.