100 Iron Man Statues On Crosby Beach
There are indeed one hundred iron man statues facing the sea located along a 2 mile stretch of Crosby beach, England.
Seriously there is, when I heard that there was I had to go and check for myself
The Iron sculptures or ‘Another Place’ is the correct title for the exhibition are a form of art sculpted by Sir Antony Gormley. All the sculptures face towards the sea and are approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall, much to my delight also being 6 ft 2
The figures are very well-traveled with there 1st Exhibition being in Germany then they went on to Norway and even had a short stay in Belgium. As of 2007 they have a permanent residence of crossly beach just north of Liverpool
The iron statues are scattered across the beach the ones closer to the sea have a lot more shells/coruscations on them from repeated crashing by the waves, when the tide rises most of the statues are completely submerged with only a few of them with their heads bobbing out of the water.
I just hope the coast guards can distinguish between the head of a statue and that of a real human.
I dressed up one of the statues with my hat and scarf
It was a cold day in late December I should have thought to bring some wellingtons but it didn’t cross my mind
‘who takes there wellingtons to a beach’
after the fun day I had sinking in the ‘quicksand while trying to take a decent photo I advise you to take some great waterproof boots
My trainers when I had finished
There is a 1 meter strip of the beach is also filled with shells, maybe it will hurt walking on them with bare feet but makes for some great photos
also a quick video to show you what the beach is like it’s a bit of a death trap in some places as you can see
Apart from my shoes being ruined it was a great day and a wondrous sight to see for anybody who is close to Liverpool for a few days it’s a must see attraction just beware the sinking sand
Location : Crosby, Merseyside
Access : Blundellsands and Crosby railway station
Hall Road railway station