Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Angel Of The North

Angel of the North, is Britain's largest sculpture and believed to be the world's largest angel sculpture. Its fabricated from 200 tonnes of weathering steel. Standing at 20 metres (65ft) high and has a wing span of 54 metres (175ft) - almost as big as a jumbo jet.

'People are always asking why an angel? The only response i can give is that no-one has ever seen one and we need to keep imagining them.

The angel has three functions - firstly a historic one to remind us that below this site coal miners worked in the dark for two hundred years, secondly to grasp hold of the future expression our transition from the industrial to the information age, and lastly to be a focus for our hopes and fears.'

Ladies and gentlemen, the Angel of the North...

Amazing isnt it? Just too good to be true. Brilliant!

...and its shadow

1 comment:

enghoo said...

more photo please!