On the recommendation of my fellow bloggers Mr. Pudding and John from Wales, I went to see Sir Antony Gormley's sculpture installation "Another Place" on Crosby Beach, northwest of Liverpool.
The installation consists of 100 cast-iron replicas of Gormley's own body, spread out over two miles of beach, all gazing out to sea.
Some of them are quite far out in the water; I think I was there at a relatively low tide, based on the barnacles I saw on some of the statues, and I could see only see the heads and shoulders of those farthest out. This one made a good perch for a cold crow.
I got to Crosby Beach by train from Liverpool -- it only took 15 or 20 minutes, I think. Well worth it to experience this mysterious creation.
This fellow was obviously headed off to work.
I walked up and down the beach, which was littered with razor clams. At one point I tried to walk out to see one of the distant statues...
...and I stepped into some deceptively soft mud. I turned right around, but...my work shoes!!
(I thought they were ruined, but I just waited for the mud to dry a bit and wiped off what I could. Then I bought a brush at Poundland and, when they were completely dry, brushed the rest away. Good as new!)
Anyway, it was an interesting visit! After I made my way back to Liverpool, I had lunch at Moose Coffee (Canadian/American coffee and food -- I had a reuben!) and then caught my train for London.
This morning, back to the grind -- my last French class of the term!