One of the official “Icons of England” !
The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture designed by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, England. The angel is standing 66 feet (20 m) tall, with wings measuring 178 feet (54 m) across. You can find it standing on a hill, to the south of Low Fell overlooking the A1 road and the A167 road into Tyneside and the East Coast Main Line rail route.
There is usually an ice cream van parked on the road outside! The Work began on the project in 1994 and was finished on 16 February 1998. I think it’s a great a landmark for the North East of England and is one of the official “Icons of England”
It’s a huge statue and standing under it you really get a sense of its size. I love the rusted metal that it is made from – weather resistant steel. You can wedge yourself into the feet of the sculpt but you always slide off ! It really is well worth a visit and you can see it from miles away – it makes for great lomo images!