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I knew about 'Another Place' and even though it's not that far away for some reason was never that interested in going to see it. Then my brother and his then girlfriend kept going on about visiting (I still don't think they ever got there!) But it ignited an interest from me and I thought that maybe I should take a look.
We went on a rather cold, miserable Monday, the place was desolate and a bit eerie, I wasn't even sure if I wanted to get out of the car! We drove round seeing if we could get any closer but no you have to park up and walk. It's only a short distance but somehow works to help separate the real world and 'Another Place'.
You round the corner and straight away can see the iron men, all standing as if waiting, looking out to sea. It's both eerie and beautiful. You can walk up right next to the one's on the beach and touch them, see the rusted and weathered iron, yet there are also ones out in the sea, their head bobbing in and out of the water.
We walked for quite some time but never got to the end of them, perhaps we where taking too much notice of each of the men we came up to, as although all the same they have all weathered differently and their numbered tags help you to see they are all individual.
We didn't see any other living people while on the beach, whether that changing your view or not I don't know.
Take from it what you will, this is a definite 'must see'.
Marvellous and mysterious installation.It is amazing to live near to this great piece of art. Each time you walk along Crosby beach the conditions are different, rain, snow, mist, sunset, frost. All add to the inspiring sight of these figures gazing out to sea towards the distant peaks of Snowdonia. Very thought provoking and emotive.
this is an amazing place. we went recently with the dogs and they loved it. the figures are so simple but effective. the figures nearer the shore are covered in sticky limpets and look very different from the ones further inshore. the views are amazing with trawlers passing. some great opportunities for budding photographers. it's peaceful and happy to go there. so glad it's finally been decided they are staying and not being moved to new york.
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I have to say that I have always admired Antony’s work, but he has really come into fashion in the last few years - since the “Angel of the North” in fact.
This particular piece was installed on various beaches before being “brought home” to the NorthWest. As others have pointed out, there was initially local opposition to the figures, but these same people have now fully adopted them and fought to keep them on Formby beach.
Representing the hundreds of thousands of emigrants who travelled from the port of Liverpool, they have a poignancy as well as a feeling of expectancy. See them as the tide comes in or goes out - both are equally rewarding. Don’t forget your camera!
Enjoyed seeing Antony's figures at Crosby long may they remain, atmospheric, thought provoking, timeless. Here is a great site with 360 degree movies of Liverpool, inc one of 'Another Place'.
These statues have attracted many new and old visitors back to Crosby/Waterloo beach. You can often find the statues have been dressed up by visitors, recently a very festive father christmas outfit doned one of the statues. When the tide is out you can see them dotted about for miles, about time we had a bit of culture in the local area.
Finally went here in June after wanting to go for ages. The 'men’ were spread over a much bigger area than i had realised. We really enjoyed strolling along the sands to see a few different ones and posing for many comical photos. A great place to visit. We took friends too and they loved it.
Truly original and striking – there are loads of these figures on a stretch of coast that seems to go on an on. Easily reached by local train the beach is wide and has a wild natural attraction seemingly at odds from the industrial urban environment nearby. Figures were smaller than I expected although some have now sunk quite deeply into the sand. The locals were against these structures arriving and many are now against these figures being removed – for it was supposed to be a temporary exhibition that has endured a bit like the London Eye. Particularly good to see as the tide is coming in or going out – go for a dry day – when wet it can be a bit of battle against the elements out there.
To be honest, this didn’t really impress me that much! It’s fun to take pictures with the iron men, but that’s about it. There’s not much to do apart from that, especially if it’s a cold day. Maybe I just went on a bad day! If anything I’d recommend going on a nice warm and sunny day..
In my opinion, this has been one of the best things to happen to Liverpool in recent years. Another Place is an installation of 100 cast iron statues on Crosby Beach. It’s neither highbrow nor lowbrow, the kind of art that anyone can relate to, regardless of age. It’s both fun and thought-provoking, like a playground of sculptures. It’s great to see how people interact with the figures. I’ve never been there at night, but I imagine it’s quite scary. As dusk falls, it becomes difficult to tell the statues from real people. Creepy!
When you see pictures of the Another Place exhibition, it looks really interesting, but nothing can compare to how breathtaking it really is. I’d always wanted to see something by Antony Gormley and this so accessible and free! When you arrive and park up its a short walk to the beach, and once you get there, you realise what a massive art installation this it. There are numerous sculptures, all in different places, some high, some low, some on the beach, but the best ones are out in the sea. Only by visiting can you get the sense of scale as you look down the beach. I was fascinated by the numbered tag that they all wear, the only thing to signify a difference. One tip is make sure you take you’re camera when you go!
Everyone had told me how amazing the Another Place statues were, but until I went and saw them myself I didn’t really believe the hype. When you approach the beach at Crosby you can notice the figures dotted at intervals along the beach and slowly disappearing out to sea. Just watching the silent figures is pretty awe inspiring, but going down onto the beach and strolling amongst them is quite surreal. You can get there by public transport by taking the merseyrail train to Hall Road and walking down towards the sea. There is also plenty of car parking space by the sea front. I would definitely recommend wrapping up warm if it’s a windy day!
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