NZ2657 : Angel of the North, near Lamesley

taken 9 years ago, near to Lamesley, Gateshead, Great Britain

Angel of the North, near Lamesley
Angel of the North, near Lamesley
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.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2642 5777 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.8365N 1:35.3644W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2641 5778
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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