Nights (and Days) on the Toon (Newcastle) Sculpture
There are many pieces of interesting sculpture around Newcastle. Antony Gormley’s ‘Angel of the North’ (completed 1998) welcomes you, standing tall on the A1 and the A157 road Gateshead. Unfortunately for us we were on the wrong side coming, and the road was diverted away from the sculpture coming back ggggrrr! We would have liked to have gone up to it for a closer look, and some good pictures! (like this one).
Each city usually has one or two statues of Queen Victoria (and usually in black), This one by Alfred Gilbert, unveiled in 1993, Newcastle is no exception. image from here
We came across these three statues called ‘Man with Potential Selves’ by Sean Henry;-
There are 3 of these, but the second one isn’t a very good pic.
The one we couldn’t quite manage to snap, is from THIS site
On the Quayside are these statues: One is called ‘Siren’ ( a vague reference to the sea), but I can’t find out what the other is called. (N.B. It’s called River God)
The sculpture looks like it pays reference to the slave trade. But it is unusual because it is just the torso.
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