Antony Gormley's 'Another Place'
In 2005 we visited Crosby Sands to see 'Another Place' an installation by the artist Antony Gormley. It consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometers of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea.
Each figure is made from a cast of the artists own body
Each cast iron figure weighs 650 kg
Some have been dressed up by the public
There are 100 figures along the sands ....
.... and out in the sea
All the figures stand looking out to sea ....
.... staring at the horizon in silent expectation
Some of the figures get totally submerged at high tide
The work is seen as a poetic response to the individual and universal sentiments associated with emigration ....
.... sadness at leaving, but the hope of a new future in another place
The installation was originally intended to be temporary but is now permanent
South end of Crosby sands near the docks
Tower at Seaforth container base
View towards the docks
Cranes at Liverpool docks