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  1. Loujess

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    From our trip to 'Another Place' over at Crosby. Thank you for all the posts before I went and I certainly took them 'on board'. I hate that trendy expression but it fits. We went to see Dream at St Helens and it was so inspirational as was Another Place. We wild-camped at the car park in front of the Coast Guard at Crosby. It was lovely and peaceful, once the day-trippers went home, and Ellie, our dog, had a lovely long prom and beach to chase her ball on. Also, the coastal path, which starts there, is said to run all the way to Southport and was a beautiful walk at 7.30am the next morning. Then we went north and stopped at Freshfields at the Red Squirrel Forest, another lovely place well worth a visit. Then we spent 2 nights at Abbey Farm near Ormskirk and went into Southport a couple of times. Nasty beach but a lovely clean town with lots of shops and things to do. It was just a pity we had to get home so soon, since I;m sure we could have spent another week in Lancashire at least.

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    What did you think of the statues Ivy ? :Smile:
     
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    I was really impressed, they had such a haunting quality about them. As if they represented humanity looking far into the distance for answers. I suppose we could all put our own interpretation on them but i just feel they are a 'must see' work of art. Funny really because, as I'm sure you know, the sculptor, Anthony Gormley, also designed the Angel of the North and, apart from being a landmark, I can't see the point in that.

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    As you may know, the "Angle of the North" is a local landmark to me and I for one don't like it. Looks like an aircraft has crashed Tail Down :BigGrin:
    It causes a load of accidents when people are distracted by it on the main A1:RollEyes:

    I liked the figures on the beach & as you say they are open to your own interpretation.:Smile:
     
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    The Angel looked great when they climed up and put a big No 9 Newcastle United Shirt on it. It will never look as good again, but when i am coming home at night the Angel is a work of art with the street lights behind her.:Smile::Smile:P.S IT IS A ANGEL not an ANGLE.
     
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    Seems interchangeable to me. What Angel's wings stick out at 90 degrees?

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    I worked in the area two years ago and used to have my lunch on the carpark once a week, I agree it is a nice area and the statues are good but knowing the area i have to congratulate you on your bravery at wild camping, I wish I had the guts
     
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    You call it what you like - to me it will always be the "Angle" of the North :BigGrin: & it was deliberatley written like that.
    PS the statue is based on Gormleys body profile and is therfore not a She :Smile:
     
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