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a few more overcast iron men

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by davegore2005, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. davegore2005

    davegore2005 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 31, 2013
    taken at an overcast Crosby Beach, some more iron men pictures
     

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  2. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Nice work. I like the one with the tag and the first one with the kind of spooky face.
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    I don't know why but these things scare me...

    Nice shots though ;)
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Agreed. Any reason for them?
     
  5. davegore2005

    davegore2005 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 31, 2013
    any reason for the statues or any reason for the fear??

    Dave
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    They are kinda creepy looking I guess - with their "faceless" face
    Or maybe its cause I've never seen anything like this before...

    But still interesting things to photograph/watch. Again nice work ;)
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    For them being there. Just want to know if they are symbolic of anything.
     
  8. davegore2005

    davegore2005 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 31, 2013
    they were placed there as a temporary public art work by the artist Antony Gormley around six years ago, a lot of his art is similar to this, ie, forms of his own body shape, but people loved them and the local council decided after a local appeal to allow them to stay...there are 100 statues along almost 3 miles of beach, all in differing states regarding where they are placed, some are quite far out to the waters edge and are swallowed by the tide twice a day (hence the barnacles) where as some as closer to the shore and may only have the tide reach them once a week depending on how high it is

    Dave
     
  9. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Yeah, it's impressive and it definitely seems to improve the visual impact of that area. One thought is that it must have cost a fair bob to cast 100 iron statues and place them all over the beach.
     
  10. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk
    they are titled "another place" I think the idea is based on emmigration.They are all statues of the sculptor Antony Gormley. there are a few of these scattered around europe, he also is responsible for the "Angel of the North" sculpture just outside Newcastle.

    I work all over the UK and when I'm in that area I always call down when passing, hoping to catch the tide halfway in/out so they would appear to be walking into the water away from their home, unfortunately the tide and I always arrive at different times.
    here's a couple




     
  11. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk
    oops!!!from above