‘Another Place’, Crosby Beach, Merseyside

Although not a Jolly adventure, we recently visited Sir Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ sculptures which stand on Crosby Beach along the Merseyside coastline.  We thought it worthy of a blog post.

The display consists of 100 cast-iron figures moulded to match his own body measurements.  They all face out to sea and cover an area of approx. 2 miles from Waterloo to Blundellsands.

This is a visit we had on our ‘To Do’ list for a while now and one we think is a must to include in your itinerary if on a holiday in the area.

The sculptures stand enigmatically staring out at the horizon and we found them captivating.  Each is submerged at different levels in the water as the tide rolls in and out.  The idea behind them is apparently to represent the experience of occupying a human body and its connection with nature, the ebb and flow of the tide and the passing of time.  Some of the figures were covered in barnacles adding greater emphasis to the effects of nature’s elements and planetary time on the ‘bodies’.

https://www.visitsouthport.com/things-to-do/another-place-by-antony-gormley-p160981

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Obviously you see more as the tides goes out, so be sure to check the tide times. That said, we arrived just after high tide and it was fascinating watching more and more of the figures slowly becoming visible as the water receded.

https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeguarded-beaches/crosby-beach/forecasts-and-tides-crosby-beach

Nearest camping sites we’ve located online for visiting this area are:-

https://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/merseyside/maghull/hiddencornercamping

and

http://www.formbypointcaravanpark.co.uk/

Here’s a link to more of his work:-

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/articles/10-sculptures-you-should-know-by-antony-gormley/

A fascinating day out!

ONWARD!>>>>

Suzie & Bri

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