Thursday, April 09, 2009


Travelling back from a holiday in Scotland, we spotted Anthony Gormley's amazing sculpture, The Angel of the North. Time to park up and take photographs. My wife and I walked around, under, around again, but not over - that was too hard.

The sun illuminated the fluffy clouds adding drama to shots taken against the sun.

Some hate the statue, but I love it. It stands proud and unmoved by the concerns of Man, and may outlive us as a race.

One day when the Earth is visited by aliens and we are gone, there it will be, a stark symbol of the species which was clever enough to create it, but stupid enough to destroy itself.

1 comment:

The Retired One said...

Very cool shot of a really neat statue...but I hope you are wrong about the destroying part!!

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