2010

NZ2362 : 'Lion' by Andrew Burton, Newcastle Business Park

taken 14 years ago, near to Dunston, Gateshead, England

'Lion' by Andrew Burton, Newcastle Business Park
'Lion' by Andrew Burton, Newcastle Business Park
The small bronze sculpture is in the centre of an ornamental garden in front of Mikasa House on Amethyst Road. The lion's mane is cast as chains reflecting the former industrial and ship building uses of the site. It was one of six sculptures temporarily sited at the Gateshead Garden Festival from May to October 1990 before being moved to their permanent riverside site in the Business Park.
Public Monuments and Sculpture Association: LinkExternal link
'Lion' was the name of a British battlecruiser designed by Armstrong-Vikers, built by Devonport Navy, and launched in 1910 LinkExternal link
Mikasa was another battleship built at the Elswick Yard as a flagship for the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1902. It is still preserved in Japan LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

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NZ2362, 228 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 26 November, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 November, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2314 6296 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:57.6445N 1:38.4092W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2314 6296
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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