Friday, April 1, 2011

A is for Angel of the North

Since spreading its wings in February 1998 Antony Gormley's The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about pieces of public art ever produced.

Rising 20 meters from the earth near the A1 in Gateshead, the Angel dominates the skyline, dwarfing all those who come to see it.  Made from 200 tonnes of steel, it has a wingspan of 54 metres.  Getting up close and personal with the Angel is an experience you'll never forget!

The Angel of the North is one of the biggest attractions in the area.  I’ve not seen this close up yet, but I see it not far from the street when we go out to the store.  It’s quite a monument, and there are images of it all over the area on buses, signs, cups, t-shirts, you name it.

While this was the most obvious choice for my “A” post, there are some more listed at the Gateshead Leisure and Culture page.

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