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Another Place

Yesterday I had a day trip to Folkestone. What a lovely lovely place! Less than an hour on the train from London, sea, chalky cliff views, cute shops, a champagne bar in a lighthouse and lots and lots of art.

We went to find one of the Antony Gormley Another Place sculptures under the Harbour Arm. I love seeing these sculptures and although I often find art commentary to be a bit pretentious and off-putting I can appreciate how these solitary figures fulfil Gormley’s intention to “bear witness to what it is like to be alive and alone in space and time.”

Of course, as soon as I saw the figure I was mulling over how I could get a photo of me that channeled that energy. Not in the actual location with all the Saturday sightseers popping by, that’s for sure!! But later on, after a dip in the sea, we were sat in one of the archways of The Stade admiring the view and drinking some fizz when I saw my opportunity. The ever brilliant wingwoman JediHamster on camera duty.

It was only when I was home last night and Googling some of the art we’d seen that I discovered there’s actually a second Gormley figure in Folkestone and he was standing just a few archways down from where my photo was taken! I am both gutted that we missed it and delighted with the serendipity of us taking this photo even though we didn’t know it was there!

The sculpture we didn’t realise was just a few archways along!
Sinful Sunday

6 Comments

  1. MariaSibylla

    Amazing!!

  2. Jerbear

    Beautiful image.

  3. Bee

    Great image and how funny there was another one so close by!

  4. Molly

    I love this. Have you seen the Iron men at Crosby Beach near Liverpool? They are so wonderfully weird and unsettling.

    Molly

    • Exposing 40

      I haven’t seen them but they are also part of his Another Place series. There are 100 them in total around the UK and a couple overseas too apparently.

  5. Mark

    So you became a continuation of Gormley’s work.

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