Is the statue really just there!! How is it that no one vandalizes it?
nooo..they are super tough they even have to keep the ships away from them 🙂
they are aren’t they especially when the tide comes in they are set out for miles .
and another for the list!
They,re excellent, if you do go park in the right car park save you miles of walking 😉
Great images, as per usual!!
For those who haven’t seen it, Gormley’s “Another Place” is an installation just outside Liverpool on the estuary of the River Mersey. The 100 statues are in different places in relation to the height of the tide, so some are almost submerged whilst others are dry.
The Liverpool sense of humour is often evident, with statues being dressed or otherwise adorned with clothes or other objects. In answer to the question, “Don’t they get vandalised?” the answer is no – they are cast metal, and you would need an angle grinder! I don’t think anyone would anyway – the statues seem to have gained a certain affection.
The cast statues are modelled on Gormley himself, who used his own body to make the moulds. Without putting too strong a point on it, the statues are unmistakably male, as Gormley was nude when he made the moulds – this ‘feature’ (for want of a better term) is often used by the practical jokers of Liverpool in their fun!
The installation is a must if you haven’t seen it yet. Good views over towards North Wales as well.
What Paul said 🙂
As a bit of a side note, the statues were meant to be moved to America but the local council struck a deal to keep them at the beaches. Gormley then made another exhibition based around Another Place in Madison Square called Event Horizon.
Hahaha…. Sorry, got carried away!! It IS your blog after all 🙂
nooo… great to see your passionate of your arts as well as your walking and like the subject…and long may in continue 🙂
Before I read the title, I thought it was a real person standing there! @0@ How spooky but interesting it is! 😀
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