The Angel of the North

Unsurprisingly, this has been on my bucket list a long time, but today I finally went to see The Angel up close. The weather was so chilly it was a bit of a pit stop, but the clouds suited the piece’s dramatic beauty, and it really is a stunning piece of artwork in the flesh.

It’s also slightly disorienting to actually be up close to it – it’s become such a symbol that occasionally I forget the symbol is based on something real. So I was also relieved that it didn’t disappoint – that its power loses nothing with proximity.


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