Monday, November 7, 2011

highway angel

“Don't be afraid; people are so afraid; 
don't be afraid to live in the raw wind, naked, alone...
Learn at least this: What you are capable of. Let nothing stand in your way.”
Tony KushnerAngels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches

The Angel of the North is an enormous steel sculpture designed by Antony Gormley 
that overlooks the highway in Gateshead, England.

And I mean enormous: it is 66 feet tall and its wings measure 177 feet across. 
It can withstand winds over 100 mph.

We drove by one afternoon and I was agog. Luckily, we followed the same route back the next day, and as it was a gorgeous sunny day, we stopped to see it up close and personal.

Totally, totally amazing and awe-inspiring:

i felt so small.
and safe.

xo, liv


Kate said...

wow! this is an awesome sculpture!

Liv said...

yes! it was so cool. thanks for reading and commenting!

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