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Lizzie

My fave beach.......

with Anthony Gormleys iron men......







Antony Gormley's Another Place

Silhouette of Iron Man on Crosby BeachAnother Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometers of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea. Contractors spent three weeks lifting the figures into place and driving them into the beach on the-metre-high foundation piles.



The artwork was brought to the area by South Sefton Development Trust, an organisation set up by the South Sefton Partnership to continue its regeneration work in the area.



The project received support from Mersey Waterfront programme, the Northwest Regional Development Agency, the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company and the Arts Council. The project was also included in the 'Welcome to the North' Programme, a Public Art Initiative funded by the Northern Way.



Another Place has attracted a huge amount of interest in the area with large numbers of people - including families and school parties - visiting the beach to see the statues.


Iron Man on Crosby BeachIn addition, the artwork has generated extensive coverage of South Sefton in both the press and broadcast media.



The Another Place figures - each one weighing 650 kilos - are made from casts of the artist's own body and are shown at different stages of rising out of the sand, all of them looking out to sea, staring at the horizon in silent expectation.



The work is seen as a poetic response to the individual and universal sentiments associated with emigration - sadness at leaving, but the hope of a new future in another place.



The artwork was previously displayed in Cruxhaven in Germany, Stavanger in Norway and De Panne in Belgium. In November 2006 the statues were expected to move to New York but it was later decided that they would remain
brainbox

Ta for the background info on the Iron Men Lizzie, They sure are controversial.
Here is lots and lots of random shots of everyday life in and around the Crosby area

http://crosby365.tumblr.com/page/4
Barbie

Am I the only person who doesn't like them? I just don't like them on the beach, I wish they'd go.
Lizzie

Barbie wrote:
Am I the only person who doesn't like them? I just don't like them on the beach, I wish they'd go.


I used to think like that Barbie when I first saw them but I have gotten used to them now......the last few Christmas trips we have done have seen a couple of them decked out in Santa outfits.....Summer before last one even had a grass skirt on,sunglasses and a s*n hat...... Laughing  Laughing

BB thank you soooooo much for that link.......brought a tear to my eye......Satterthwaites cake shop is legendary.....

I will have a good look at it to morrow..off to work now..... Evil or Very Mad

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