22 August, 2011

Footprints in the sand

Travel Lightbulb isn't just about fabulous places to stay - I also have lots of restaurants, bars, and attractions to suggest to you that I think you'll love. Sometimes you don't have to travel very far to get a moment of inspiration, or see something unique. On a summer's day last year, I headed to Crosby beach on the Merseyside coastline to see 'Another  Place' - a large scale installation by London born artist Antony Gormley. It consists of 100 cast-iron life-size figures which face out to sea, spread out along a two mile stretch of shoreline. 

In common with most of Gormley's work, the figures are replicas of the artist's own body, and as the tides ebb and flow, the figures are revealed and submerged by the sea. Up close each figure has been worn by the elements - some still in their original iron state, and others covered in seaweed and barnacles.

'Another Place' went on show at Crosby in July 2005, and was supposed to move to New York. It turned out to be so popular that in March 2007, the local council voted to keep the statues there permanently!

They're well worth a look, or even a feel....spot the cheeky sandy handprints in the photo above!

Crosby is just North of Liverpool. Once you get near the town, 'Antony Gormley's Another Place' is well signposted. There is a car park at the beach.

Have you seen 'Another Place', or anything like it? Tell me about it below!

1 comment:

  1. we have spent a wonderful sunny day on the beach at cosby. the tide was in but we had fun spotting the heads of the statues. Highly recommend it for children and adults alike!