For a good while I have been promising myself a trip over to see Antony Gormleys "Another Place" exhibition at Crosby beach (he is the fella behind the Angel of the North). If you have never heard of this peculiar array of sculptures then let me just touch base with you. Or rather point you in the direction of Wikipedia (LOL).
Sooooo, 100 iron men (taken from the cast of Gormleys body himself - complete with the dingly dangly bits for ALL to see - nice touch, I feel) stretch out as far as 2 km wide and 1 km long. From the very beachy shore right into the sea. At full tide you only would see a dozen of them and at low tide, well - obvs, all of them. Its bizarre but its also very intriguing. I was actually quite impressed and I'm not the "arty farty" type, you know?
The observations started as he stared at the sea, the wind flapping his ears (to the point where he almost took off)
And we look down the beach and see a hundred of identical iron men, facing the Irish sea. My camera (nor anyone elses, for that matter) could capture them all in one shot - they are too widespread to appreciate in a single crop
The dog, however was NOT impressed. He barked at every single one of them. He really did give each one of them some of his best vocals. Mark and I did nothing but laugh at him.
Of course, if I am going to be pictured with naked dingly dangly man, I am so going to cover his modesty (and note that I didn't TOUCH it......eeeeeew). And whilst we are here, please do not attempt to ask your hairdresser to copy my fabulous hairstyle!
We managed to calm Eddy down after a while, but he would gruff as we past more of these fascinating things.
Some were covered in barnacles from salt water erosion
some were red from just wind erosion
We loved it! The beach was also awash with little gulley's like this
and approx 8.4 gazillion jelly fish
After we had enjoyed the spectacle, we head back to the car where I was graced with one 102 butts in my face
here is layout 4 from the weekend with layout number 6 almost complete.
ooooh, doilies? Just for a change!
Clean, simple and executed in the shortest of short times. I plan to have ten layouts done before Ellie gets back and that, my friends, is more than I have done in the last few months!