Friday, August 14

Another Place At Crosby

After 3 months of being in royalty lands, I start to miss how the sand feels on my feet and how the sea looks like. That's why, last Friday, me and my mom caught the bus 53 and we only had a beach as  a destination. Without knowing in what stop we should go out, we ended up leaving in the wrong one, but with more or less adventures on the way, we arrived at Crosby's beach.

First we waslked past the typical houses, then we saw a wilderness that ended up in dunes. Finally we climbed the dunes and saw the beautiful view of the beach of the statues, as I like to call it.
There is a path behind the dunes where you can walk, hand in hand for the love birds, or do some cycling while enjoying the salty breeze. For those who can't wait to put the feet on the sand, just climb the dunes and there you are!

The Crosby beach is known for its naked man sculptures, "Another Place", that goes from the sand to the sea. The sculptures are a bronze replica of the artist own body and had previously been in Cuxhaven - Germany, Stavanger - Norway and De Panne - Belgium. "According to Antony Gormley, Another Place harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man's relationship with nature. He explains: The seaside is a good place to do this. Here time is tested by tide, architecture by the elements and the prevalence of sky seems to question the earth's substance. In this work human life is tested against planetary time. This sculpture exposes to light and time the nakedness of a particular and peculiar body. It is no hero, no ideal, just the industrially reproduced body of a middle-aged man trying to remain standing and trying to breathe, facing a horizon busy with ships moving materials and manufactured things around the planet."

Please note that this is a non-bathing beach with areas of soft sand and mud and a risk of changing tides. However it is worth the visit, and we could still paddle, sailling or drink and eat with a stunning view to the lake which is very close to the beach.

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