2016

SJ3098 : Crosby Beach at Brighton le Sands

taken 8 years ago, near to Blundellsands, Sefton, England

Crosby Beach at Brighton le Sands
Crosby Beach at Brighton le Sands
The foreshortening effect of the telephoto lens makes the tower and wind turbine at Seaforth appear much closer than they actually are. In the foreground, a family is posing for photographs around one of Antony Gormley's "Another Place" figures. More of Gormley's statues can be seen further out on the beach and in the water.
Another Place :: SJ3099

Another Place is a piece of modern sculpture by Sir Antony Gormley. It consists of 100 cast iron cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along a 2 mile (3.2 km) stretch of the Crosby foreshore between Waterloo and Blundellsands, and stretching almost one kilometre out to sea.

The spectacular Another Place figures each weigh 650 kilos and stand 189 cm (over 6 feet) tall. In common with most of Gormley's work, the figures are cast replicas of his own body. They are positioned standing on the beach, all of them staring enigmatically out to sea, gazing at the horizon in silent expectation whilst being increasingly submerged and revealed by the sea as the tides ebb and flow. To see them all together makes an impressive sight.

Having previously been seen in Cuxhaven in Germany, Stavanger in Norway and De Panne in Belgium, the initial plan was for the work to keep moving to different sites but 'Another Place' has now been a permanent feature at Crosby Beach since its arrival in 2005 (LinkExternal link BBC News). The statues are now owned and managed by Sefton Council.

LinkExternal link Another Place, Sefton Council
LinkExternal link Antony Gormley Interview, Liverpool Echo


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SJ3098, 195 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 7 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 303 981 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4997N 3:3.0962W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 306 988
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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