Turn up for the books

Honestly, it's (almost) enough to restore your faith in politicians:

BBC: Gormley's statues stay out to sea

The 100 cast iron men statues fixed into the sand on a Merseyside beach are to stay.

The figures on Crosby beach, collectively called Another Place, are cast from a mould of artist Antony Gormley's body… Mr Gormley said he was "absolutely delighted" with the decision, made at a council meeting on Wednesday night.

Another PlaceThe council heard objections from HM Coastguard, conservation agency Natural England, and certain residents who claimed to be offended by statues with flaccid knobs, then decided Bollocks to that! Those things are totally cool and are staying put.

Fantastic.

Seriously, if you get a chance, go to see them before some idiot politician changes their mind.

See also: My photos of the statues


2 thoughts on “Turn up for the books

  1. We have similar gormless statues inthis part of the world: We call them theSouthampton Football team.

  2. I agree that it's fantastic that they've decided to keep the statues....BUT....I can't help but be cynical and think that maybe it's not an artistic decison, more of a tourist attraction/we need the money thing. Never mind, IT IS the right decision.

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