Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Another Place"


This is one of those cases where the camera can not possibly capture what the eyes can see. Just north of Liverpool along Crosby Beach, an installation titled "Another Place" by Antony Gormley has been installed in the Irish Sea since 2005. This work consists of 100 of these life-size cast iron sculptures spread along 3 km of the beach and stretching almost 1 km out to sea! I was there at low tide (as you can tell from by the man in the pic) and can't put into words the impact of these figures all staring in one direction out to sea. I can only imagine what it might be like to spend the day watching them disappear and reappear as the tides change. If you ever get the chance - go there to see them!

18 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I've seen these before in a picture Red, I can only imagine what it must be like to see them in situ, and as you say, with the tides coming in and out. Awesome I should think.

Eyeliquor said...

You got me tricked here :)

EG Wow said...

I have only seen them in photos. Maybe someday I'll see them in person. :)

LĂșcia said...

I've never seen something similar, it's fantastic!
I like the reflection too. ;-)

Sallie (FullTime-Lifie) said...

Those are statues? Incredible!! I would LOVE to go there. (Do you have a magic carpet I can borrow?)

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Really unusual ..reminds me of those statues on Easter Island..

La Principessa Errante said...

Wow, that is absolutely amazing, how incredibly moving they must be to behold. Lucky you.

Lowell said...

That is absolutely amazing. I would love to see it in person! The statue looks a little bigger than "life-size" though. :-)

Regina K said...

Was that a sculpture a couple of days ago beach from a distance with a dog. It would be scary if you didn't know they were sculptures and high tide. These are very interesting. I like the composition of this shot with the shadows in the wet sand.

Kay L. Davies said...

Incredible.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Randy said...

That is amazing. I really like this shot.

Halcyon said...

From this photo it looks fantastic!

Sharon said...

This sounds like a fantastic art installation and an equally fantastic experience to watch them as the tides change. You made me think of the time I visited Portmeirion Wales. The village sits on an estuary and when I arrived it was low tide. I looked out of my hotel window and I could see this one lone little boat sitting on the sand of the beach. I remember wondering what that boat was doing there all by itself. In the morning when I woke up, the tide had come in and the beach was much, much smaller and the little boat was happily bobbing in the water.

JM said...

Love to find sculptures on the beach. Wonderful reflection shot!

jennyfreckles said...

I keep meaning to go see them - haven't made it yet. That's a terrible admission when you've come all the way from Toronto!

VioletSky said...

These would be wonderful to see. I would have to walk the entire length to get a shot of of all of them!

mary said...

These must be fantastic to see!

Paul in Powell River said...

That is so neat! I goggled it to learn more.