Tag: gateshead

  • The Angel of the North - Gateshead - UK

    written by scootiepye on 2009-04-02 in #world #locations
    The Angel of the North  - Gateshead - UK

    One of the official "Icons of England" !

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  • The Angel of the North, UK

    written by oldskool_rider on 2009-02-07 in #world #locations
    The Angel of the North, UK

    For many years i have traveled that same road while going to visit relatives in the north of England, always passing familiar landmarks, but none as familiar as this. The Angel of the North, designed by Antony Gormley stands at the top of the hill next to the A1 on the outskirts of Gateshead, Newcastle. At least 90,000 motorists a day pass by this 208 tonne angel as it welcomes them to "the North". Its wings are 54 meters wide (similar to a jumbo jet), so not seeing this landmark is not an option for those who pass by. She also marks the spot where (below her) coal miners worked for over 200 years.

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  • Gateshead Trinity Square Multi-Storey Car Park

    written by tracekaiser on 2008-07-12 in #world #locations
    Gateshead Trinity Square Multi-Storey Car Park

    Designed in 1962 in the then cutting-edge Brutalist style, by the time it opened in 1969 the style was no longer fashionable. Raw concrete and angled edges towered above Gateshead, easy to spot from most points in Newcastle across the Tyne. It was featured heavily in the 1970 film 'Get Carter', by which point it was already in decline.

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