AN­OTHER PLACE, AN­OTHER TIME

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Win­ter waves crash over some of artist An­thony Gorm­ley’s 100 life-sized, cast-iron fig­ures at Crosby Beach in Mersey­side. It’s been 13 years since the un­veil­ing of this ex­tra­or­di­nary in­stal­la­tion – An­other Place – and, de­spite some ini­tial op­po­si­tion, it has be­come a ma­jor re­gional tourist at­trac­tion. Each fig­ure weighs 650kg and is at­tached to the beach by two-me­tre steel piles. Orig­i­nally based on a cast of Gorm­ley’s own body, the stat­ues have been weath­ered by the waves and colonised by or­gan­isms such as bar­na­cles.

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