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Cloudy cold day today, but wanted to get out with my camera, and decided to go and take some shots of The Angel of The north, the statue by Anthony Gormley. I think my Brits will know of it’s history, but my friends from other lands not, so am including a bit of info first. These are from the info board at the entrance to the Angel.


The sky was wonderfully moody, and I took some traditional Angel shots.




and a few detail shots..




When I went down the hill to get the wide shot I noticed to my left that people have been using the bushes to make memorials to their deceased loved ones, it was so poignant, and made me sad.









so this is my shot of the day.





26 comments on “Day 56~366

  1. Amazing shots…I saw it once from a train and wish I couldve stopped!So thanks for the pictures and the insight πŸ™‚

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  2. Francis.R. says:

    It looks so titanic… quite an adventure to make it!

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    1. I thought it might appeal to your architectural side πŸ™‚

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      1. Francis.R. says:

        Blush on me ////u//// Thank you, certainly it did.

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  3. kmSalvatore says:

    Wow, I’m intrigued Fraggy! I wish we had something so huge like that. I love that people leaves those trinkets . Great moody shits my friend ❀️

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    1. You and your moody shits. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  4. kmSalvatore says:

    Again!!!! On my phone I see my mistakes ;(

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    1. What would I do without you to crack me up with your typo’s, you make my day πŸ™‚ ❀ ❀

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      1. kmSalvatore says:

        πŸ˜‚β€οΈπŸ˜‚β€οΈπŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ·cheers Sista

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  5. Jay says:

    Very stirring shots.

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    1. Thanks Jay, hope you are doing OK with your back x


  6. Jess Carey says:

    Oh my goodness… I’d never even heard of this until now, it’s STUNNING!!!

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    1. Happy to stun you πŸ˜‚ thanks Jess ❀️


  7. Pam Huggins says:

    That angel is MASSIVE! I’ve never seen anything like it.
    The makeshift memorials are poignant.

    On another note- I’ve been wondering for weeks why you’ve been saying 366. I kept thinking, but a year has 365 days. Then today, it hit me…. DUHHHHHHH! Leap it baby. Leap it. DUHHHH!

    Keep ’em coming! I LOVE your photography!

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    1. Ah Pamo you’ve gotta embrace the leap, magic happens, I am so looking forward to the 29th!


  8. MarySmyth says:

    The cloudy skies are perfectly suited to these images Fraggy. They look exceptionally good in B & W. I love the tributes left behind. Overall so very sad…love it.

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    1. So cool that you like my post, thanks Mary 😊


  9. beetleypete says:

    I remember being very impressed by this, driving past when it had just been erected. If I recall, a lot of people didn’t like it back then, but it has now become iconic. The colour change isn’t noticed in your B+W shots, but it is interesting to see it weather over the years.
    I like the close-ups. Most don’t bother with those.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete, 😊


  10. Those memorials are very touching indeed.

    Some lovely shots, fraggle. Visited it once and was very impressed by its scale.

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    1. Thanks Graham πŸ™‚

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  11. This is a brilliant photo-essay!

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    1. Thanks Prof, it’s what I love to do. Glad you enjoyed it!

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      1. You are a superb photographer, I’m humbled…

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        1. You are too kind but thanks!


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