Another Place

April 2, 2010 at 11:27 am 10 comments

Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place‘ at Crosby Beach, Liverpool: 100 cast iron, life size figures spread out along three kilometres of beach and stretching one kilometre out to sea.  Spectacular.  Worth checking tide times if you want to be able to walk along the beach or hold hands while gazing out to sea!

more pics from a cheek freezingly cold February weekend in Liverpool on Flickr

Entry filed under: away from the plot.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rufus  |  April 2, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Nic, how long are they there for do you know?
    (and don’t say until they are washed away)

  • 2. mangocheeks  |  April 2, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I’m a huge fan of modern art; and modern art that is free to the public. I’ve seen Anthony Gormleys figures on TV and am absolutely gobsmacked at how they blend well with the environment. Totally awesome!!!!

    Hope your DH wasn’t jealous of you holding another mans hand

  • 3. Nip it in the bud  |  April 2, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Rufus – they were due to be moved to a new location after a couple of years and they were in Germany, Norway and Belgium before coming to the UK. I believe they’re staying put now.

    MC – we were thrilled to time our visit with low tide but there are some amazing photos on the internet too where the figures are half or almost entirely submerged. Amazing.
    G thought I was bonkers when I asked him to take that photo (thought he timed it nicely though with the ferry passing by)

  • 4. miss m  |  April 2, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Oh wow, you’ve been there and held hands with them ! Cool. I’ve seen these featured in a few UK tv progs. I think they’re awesome !

  • 5. miss m  |  April 2, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    ps Is that snow in the distant fields ?

  • 6. Peggy  |  April 3, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Hi Nic the figures look fab, I had not heard of them before now so am going to look them up on the internet, they are amazing.
    Ah.. no brass monkeys around….?!

  • 7. Johanna GGG  |  April 6, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    how otherwordly and beautiful – you do realise that in a dr who episode these would be sure to come to life some time ad threaten to take over the world

  • 8. Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers  |  April 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    That is so cool…and a little eerie/futuristic at the same time.

  • 9. Nip it in the bud  |  April 8, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Miss M – yep, it was during the cold snowy snap in February.

    Peggy – well worth a sail across the Irish Sea :o)

    Johanna – now there’s a scary thought. And of course the sand would turn to goo and swallow you up as you tried to escape!

    Christine – the style is quite futuristic then when you get up close to them the iron is rusty and several are covered in barnacles

  • 10. mangocheeks  |  April 9, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Please come over tomorrow to ‘get’ your A2K Happy Family card for the 555th blog post giveaway. It’s make more sense tomorrow, promise.


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