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Angel of the North

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Something different.

 

The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture designed by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, England.

 

As the name suggests, it is a steel sculpture of an angel, standing 66 feet (20 m) tall, with wings measuring 178 feet (54 m) across — making it wider than the Statue of Liberty's height. The wings themselves are not planar, but are angled 3.5 degrees forward, which Gormley has said aims to create "a sense of embrace".

(from Wikipedia)

 

An image of the Angel of the North I took a while back (that's my son walking up to the angel)

 

How's the composition?

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Uploaded on June 26, 2009