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Antony Gormley’s Another Place in Liverpool

November 18, 2015

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I rarely get excited about the place where I live. I want to visit the┬ásea stars in the Maldives, the colourful geological rock formations in China, the ice caves in the arctic. There’s statues in the sea on Crosby Beach? Thanks but no thanks.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Liverpool. It’s my nearest big city and I have a soft spot in my heart for it, but I wasn’t jumping at the chance to see Antony Gormley’s Another Place simply because it was so close to home and what’s the point?

What I didn’t realise is that there’s beauty everywhere, even on your doorstep, just just have to put yourself in the mind of a tourist to see the magic.

So, those are the statues. They don’t look too special until you see them from a distance, there’s 100 of them made from cast iron, all staring out into the sea in different positions in the sand.

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We visited at sunset when the tide was out, so we never got to see any of the statues in the water, but when the tide comes in it looks like a hundred men, all standing peacefully, submerged by the sea.

I would definitely recommend visiting the ‘Another Place’ statues if you are visiting (or live near) Liverpool. They are a sight to behold, especially at sunset.

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