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Good Morning Everyone,

This is a very interesting site but one that is very difficult to capture well at ground level.

Northumberlandia is a stunning, human sculpture of a reclining lady made from 1.5 million tonnes of rock, clay and soil. It is a long, sinuous form, a living part of the countryside that will mature, evolve and change with each season. Here, you can see her face against the skyline.

The sculpture was made as a restoration of the land surface created by the nearby Shotton Surface mine. In fact, from the top of the statue, you can see the Shotton Surface Mine and its large machinery, still working. I commented to my husband that there would be enough slag and debris to create a male sculpture next, but his reply was that no amount of slag would be enough to create a MAN! Ha! Ha!

If you follow this link, you will be able to see a set of moving photographs of the site.

It is certainly a place worth a visit. Whilst we were there, the weather changed from sunshine to showers and the sculpture did take a different mood.

There is a lovely café on site and an attractive beech wood.

I will add another photograph here of the sculpture as a w/s.

Have a lovely week, Bev :-)

I see this is a first! I hope it will inspire others to visit this unique place.

timecapturer, holmertz, asajernigan, snunney, jhm, Noel_Byrne, ChrisJ, nikkitta has marked this note useful

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