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Old Oct 20, 2006, 6:13 AM   #1
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whilst on a300 mile trip to look at and buy a new car, i passed the angel of the north, a huge scupture near Gateshead, which is near Newcastle.

only had my "big" lens with me so was limited to shots i could get

a person would be as high as her foot as an indicator of scale

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Old Oct 20, 2006, 8:15 AM   #2
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Very interesting, Gary! Being in the Sates, I don't believe that I have ever heard of this before. Very nice captures... especially with moon! Thanks for posting!

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Old Oct 20, 2006, 8:48 AM   #3
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Ron......bit of info on it for u :-)

"The 208-tonne "Angel" basically takes the form of a human figure based on artist Antony Gormley's own body. At 20 metres high, the Angel is higher than a five-storey building. Its wings are 54 metres wide - almost the same as a jumbo jet.

Overlooking the A1 at Gateshead, at least 90,000 motorists a day will pass by the sculpture. Rail passengers travelling on the East Coast mainline from London to Edinburgh will also see the angel as they approach Newcastle."


taken from a rather poor website http://www.vision.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/angel/where there are a few more shots of it including one with the A1 running past......it really is an impressive site as u drive past



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Old Oct 20, 2006, 7:13 PM   #4
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You've sent a very interesting work, Gary! Beautiful and dynamic...I can not help but consider the great resistance it performs against the winds. Probably the direction of dominant wind in the location was also regarded as well as the aesthetical aspect which is essential.

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Gary I really like those: I've seen quite a few images of the Angel of the North, but those are the first that make me feel it's actually a worthwhile sculpture, so you've done the artist proud IMO. I particularly like the second and third ones

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The first image makes the sculpture look HUGE. Way taller than 20 meters, I mean. I love it.
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Old Oct 23, 2006, 10:41 AM   #7
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thanks all for comments

John i hope to get back up for a few days late november, travel lodge do some nice deals at £23 a room i think if u book in advance, i fancey shooting it at night and from my kite

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