The Angel of the North
Gateshead, Northumberland, England

Angel of the North, Gateshead, Northumberland

Looking west from 200 feet up to see The Angel of the North with the A1 behind it.

This sculpture by Antony Gormley OBE has become the defining image of the north-east of England. It's 65 feet high and over 175 feet wide.


Angel of the North, Gateshead, Northumberland

The people below give you some idea of the scale.


Angel of the North, Gateshead, Northumberland

The view of the A1, looking south, as seen by the Angel.


Angel of the North, Gateshead, Northumberland

Another view of the A1 looking south as seen by the Angel.

You can see parts of Washington, Birtley and Chester-le-Street.


Angel of the North, Gateshead, Northumberland

Getting a little more intimate with the lady.

On that point, some argue that the sculpture is of a male figure. Not that it matters, it's still an amazingly spectacular piece of work.




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