Angel of the North – Newcastle

Another early start, this time for a trip to Scotland. Having been planning this trip for sometime, I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the day. I had a lovely breakfast at the Westmorland Services (more specifically the hotel at the services) on the M6 motorway just south of Carlisle. We then travelled over to the east coast of the country, along near Hadrian’s Wall but not quite. The photograph above shows the location for my first photo shoot of the day – the famous Angel of the North at Gateshead (just south of Newcastle). The sculpture designed by Antony Gormley and was built from 1994 to 1998.  It stands at 20 metres (66 feet) tall, with wings measuring 54 metres (178 feet). Interestingly enough, this makes it wider than the Statue of Liberty’s height. After taking the above picture this morning, we then travelled up the coast on the A1 to Edinburgh, stopping a number of times for more photography opportunities.

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