The Angel of the North
Monday, 6th February 2006 by James Turnbull
The 20m tall Angel of the North is the work of artist Anthony Gormley, who had the stature cast entirely out of steel. Standing in Gateshead on the A1 road from London to Edinburgh the angel has a 54m wingspan and can be seen for miles (ground level shots).
It was erected in 1998 when there was many protests from people who disliked it and thought it was a waste of money. I visited the angel not long after and when we got up close I recall being very impressed, although after being squished in the back of a car with my brother for 3 hours I was probably just grateful for the chance to stretch my legs
Thanks: Gas Boy