Thursday, 15 September 2011

Another Place

After the gales we’ve had for the past few days, the weather today has been glorious; hardly any wind with full blue sky and warm sunshine.  We decided to make the most of it and took the train to Waterloo (£3.15 each return from Central Station) then down through Crosby Coastal Park to the beach and a 3km walk along the sands following the iron statues that form “Another Place” by Anthony Gormley.

Although these statues started life by all being identical, the sun, sea and sand have weathered each one differently and they now have individual characteristics. Some are hardly touched and still smooth whereas others are more rusty and appear to have scaly skins.

the 'basic' model

Others have been “interfered with” and sport a bikini or swimming trunks

One was carrying an oar

One was wearing a charm bracelet and another was wearing a hat!

They are mounted on 3m deep pilings buried in the sand although a few can be seen standing proudly on their mounts others are being buried by the sand.

They're all facing out to see, some are 1km from the promenade.

This was definitely one of the better things we've seen whilst we've been in Liverpool, more interesting to me than a couple of the museums that's for sure.

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