One of the sights on my list for our trip oop north was Antony Gormley's Angel of the North.
It is often the case that there is massive opposition to a project undertaken in the name of art. The Angel was indeed controversial. But, as far as I know, it has now been accepted and indeed is much loved. If nothing else, it has become an icon of The North.
What I hadn't been aware of, mostly because I hadn't given it much thought, was how much work was involved in erecting it. I realised that it was quite big. And of course quite heavy. But I hadn't associated that with the transport and foundations needed for such a massive work in such an exposed location. Read about it here.
Anyway, it is quite fabulous and, on the day we visited, was crowded with people who had just stopped to stand and stare. Here are a couple of shots for you.