[Photo] Perspective

Can you guess what this is?

Angels

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The first picture is taken at the foot of the Angel of the North. It is sculptured by Antony Gormley and is one of the famous landmarks in England. Yet, I’ve only heard about it in my last month in England.

“The hill top site is important and has the feeling of being a megalithic mound. When you think of the mining that was done underneath the site, there is a poetic resonance. Men worked beneath the surface in the dark. Now in the light, there is a celebration and visibility of this industry.

“The face will not have individual features. The effect of the piece is in the alertness, the awareness of space and the gesture of the wings – they are not flat, they’re about 3.5 degrees forward and give a sense of embrace.

“It is important to me that the Angel is rooted in the ground – the complete antithesis of what an angel is, floating about in the ether. It has an air of mystery. You make things because they cannot be said.”

“I’m just very interested in loosening things up and making the world a more exciting place to live” – Gormley

in response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

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16 thoughts on “[Photo] Perspective

  1. Cris says:

    Very nice. I thought I was looking out of a window of a train, although I couldn’t quite figure out what that “thing” was sticking out of the top of the train. It brought back recollections (not personal, as I wasn’t there) of mail bag catchers which would grab mailbags as it passed by. 🙂

    As for me, this theme was a bit of a challenge, but you’re welcome to come and see my take on the matter. 🙂
    http://fstopfantasy.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/weekly-photo-challenge-perspective/

      • Cris says:

        Back in the day, w-a-a-a-y before my time and century, mail was carried by rail. A certain rail car had a device that would swing out, somewhat loosely like a crane, and there would be a mailbag hanging on some sort of pole. When the train went by, this device on the rail car would swing out and hook onto the mailbag at a railroad station and grab it and it would be pulled back into the rail car.

        At least, this is the way I understand it, not having been around at the time. As to the unloading of a mailbag at said railway station, I’m not recalling how that was accomplished. It is possible they just heaved it out the rail car door.

        I don’t know if this was the process when the train didn’t stop at a given station, but this is just a guess that it was.

        Memory being what it is, it could be that I’m just mucking it all up. 😉 But I think that is how it once worked in the old West. 🙂

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