Tuesday, 22 July 2014

There is a shortage of time today as the farmer and I are going to our friend's funeral later this morning and then will not be back home much before tea time.   This evening is my evening class on the art, literature and poetry of the Great War (which I am enjoying immensely).   So here is a bit of inspiration for you.

When we went to my Grand-daughter's wedding a couple of Saturdays ago, we passed very close to The Angel of the North, the iconic statue by Antony Gormley, which stands alongside the A1 trunk road just outside Newcastle.   There is a convenient lay-by and the statue is surrounded by a large, grassy area.   I hadn't realised just how very tall it is - it is most impressive.   It has made me want to go to Crosby, near Liverpool, to see his figures in the sea even more.  Good art is always inspirational.

Here you are Liz - I have made the print more readable - just for you!

12 comments:

Heather said...

Those huge figures are very impressive and appealing.
I hope that your friend's funeral service will bring comfort to you both, and to all who attend.

Barbara said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Pat. I do hope today's service grants you some peace and comfort.

Cro Magnon said...

Anthony Gormley and Andy Goldsworthy must be the two greatest living Brit' sculptors.

Joanne Noragon said...

Interesting piece of sculpture, and your new picture of the cows coming home is excellent. Actually they seem to be a couple year old "boys", and I like the sentiment of the picture.

Lady Lilith said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend.

angryparsnip said...

Among the sadness I hope there will be some smiles and happy memories too.
I can't believe this. I am watching "Vera" and was going to write a post on it and ask/look up what the statue is. And here it is on your blog today.
Goodness I love and I mean love my blog friends. I never know what funny strange or interesting posts await me each day !

cheers, parsnip

Em Parkinson said...

I know people who hate the Angel but I love it. It makes that endless journey much more exciting!

Terry and Linda said...

Stunning! And I love your header!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

HI Pat,
1. It's about midnight now at your place. I hope you and the Farmer are sleeping peacefully after attending your friend's funeral.
2. Like your cow header.
3. Holy Crow that statue is huge!
Smiling at you from Maryland, m & jb

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