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Angel of the North

Snips

Always on
I thought this would have been done to death but a search shows that despite 90,000 vehicles passing each day, not many actually get out and photograph her. For me, it's a little pilgrimage when I go to Newcastle. This time I had a proper camera instead of just a phone. I took the first image then another 29 to try and get the right exposure. And ended up using the first one I took, with a hopefully reasonable edit :)

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Snips

Always on
Thank you’s. I saw all those people when I arrived and my heart sank. Then I thought, actually they’ll give it a sense of scale, the point you’ve all noticed too.

It’s 20m tall and the foundations go down 21m. The body weighs 100 tonnes and the wings 50 tonnes so it ain’t going to blow over very easily.
 

paulmag

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Found one thread has a piccie of @tenchy
 
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