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Uplifting Statues

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Here's a couple of statues that I believe are uplifting. We should have more like this.

    (grab shot)

    After a few minutes, this is the shot I took to keep
    [​IMG]Sheffield Women of Steel by Tony Evans, on Flickr


    I couldn't be from Newcastle and not have a photograph of this. It was built while I wasn't living in the city (I was in Sheffield when they started, as it happens), but it soon became an iconic part of the journey when returning home

    There's no shot of this thing that hasn't been done, and when I was there it was really busy. These shots are from a time when my sister was very ill, not long before she died, and they remind me of her.

    [​IMG]The Angel of the North by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]The Angel of the North (2) by Tony Evans, on Flickr


    Bonus statue.

    [​IMG]Diving Belle by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    The Diving Belle in Scarborough. Quite recent too, 2007 I think, can't find anything specific on Wikipedia.

    Looking again at my images, and I think actually, this one works better and would have been worth working on a bit more.

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  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I have only been up to The Angel of The North once. Great sculpture.

    I know it's different to what this thread is about, but have you been to the Yorkshire sculpture park?
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  3. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    One can always have living statues...

    Bath living statue Eos 5.jpg

    or fantasy statues...

    Dinosaur statue at Strand Exmouth D60_4303.JPG

    Statues of one thing in honour of another...

    Eagle statue Sidmouth 5D IMG_2782.JPG

    Statues just to brighten up the architecture...

    Holborn viaduct statue London Leica M3 32.jpg

    Statues celebrating yer actual technology...

    Large motorcycle statue made from Steel tubing near Calne Wiltshire  9515.jpg

    ...and of course, statues of incompetent generals...

    Redvers Buller statue New North Road and Hele Road Exeter DSC01125.JPG
  4. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    No! Despite living so close and driving past it every now and then. We do intend to go, mobility is an issue though.
  5. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    It's a bloody big park, and a lot of the sculptures are spread around. We spent hours there. If mobility is an issue then it may not be the best place (to see it all, anyway.)
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  6. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I don't have my own picture, but there's a great statue just up the road of Jackie Crookston, local badass.
  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    What about those marvellous glum faced angels that feature so predominantly in Victorian cemetries...

    Angel in a Cambridgeshire Churchyard.jpg

    Angel Tombstone.jpg
  8. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    There's not many statues around here outside of the army camps and Longleat's grounds. The sculptor, Anthony Wilson is a neighbour and his 'Scraptor' installation is just across the field. I'll try and get some photos when these showers stop.
  9. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

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    PeteRob Well-Known Member

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  11. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member


    These have also been done to death, but honestly I've not yet seen a shot that makes you go "Ahhh!" in quite the same way as when you see them looming over the motorway when you drive past. In the flesh they are utterly magnificent.
  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    We have nothing to worry about.

    statues callanish stones.jpg

    queen chess piece.jpg
    The Queen

    statue burns.jpg
    Burns out of reach

    herring girl.jpg
    Herring girl

    statue flora macdonald.jpg
    Flora beside Inverness Castle - wishing she was home, I guess.
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  13. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

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  14. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

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    Zou Well-Known Member

  16. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    A smile if no more...

    Animal Sculpture Brewers Yard Cirencester.jpg
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  17. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    Women of Steel

    This is where things can change depending on opinion

    This could also be seen by some as sexist where is the companion male shot.

    I am NOT personally stating that but some will, we have to be careful how we "politicise" all things

    The Sun quoted a job hunter who was turned down from a junior scriptwriting role because it was only available to people from "ethnic minorities".

  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Can't find any innocent ones? ;)
  19. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I thought you preferred no politics in your forum posting? But you seem to want to politicise my post about uplifting statues.
  20. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    People brought it up in mine just responding in the same way no insult intended

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