The Iron Men of Crosby Beach



Image: Donald Judge

Most beaches are left empty when the fall and winter seasons come, but Crosby Beach in Sefton, England will always have a hundred people year round; only they’re not made of skin, muscle and bones, but of cast iron. Crosby Beach is one of the most remarkable beaches in the world because it is home to 100 life-size sculptures popular known as the Iron Men.

This collection of cast-iron figures is formally called “Another Place”, and it was created by British artist Antony Gormley. The art installation stretches 2 miles along Crosby Beach, with the sculptures standing in isolation from each other, looking out into the sea. In the picture below, we can see just how far apart the figures are from one another, because the other figures farther away are mere specks.


Image: Simon James

“Another Place” is a unique art installation because Gormley actually used his own body as the mold for the sculptures, making them anatomically accurate. He must be a tall guy because the statues are 189 cm tall – but he wouldn’t be as heavy as the statues, which weigh around 650 kg each!

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