Saturday, April 18, 2009

Jalan-jalan- Angel of the North

Hari ni kami pergi Newcastle untuk beli barang-barang dapur. On the way balik dari Newcastle kami singgah di mercu tanda North East iaitu " Angel of the North" . Ianya bersebelahan highway je. Memang nampak pun kalau naik kereta dan juga keretapi. Singgah untuk ambil gambar je.

Info 'Angel of the North'

- direkabentuk oleh Antony Gormley
- diletakkan di atas bukit bekas lombong arang batu pada tahun 1998
- diperbuat daripada besi
- tinggi 20 meter, panjang sayap 56 meter
- dan baca lagi kat bawah................ atau tengok kat sini


Angel Side View
The Angel of the North

Here's some amazing facts about the Angel of the North.

  • It is believed to be the largest angel sculpture in the world.
  • It is one of the most viewed pieces of art in the world - seen by more than one person every second, 90,000 every day or 33 million every year.
  • It is one of the most famous artworks in the region - almost two thirds of people in the North East had already heard of the Angel of the North before it was built.
  • Its 54 metre (175 foot) wingspan is bigger than a Boeing 757 or 767 jet and almost the same as a Jumbo jet.
  • It is 20 metres (65 feet) high - the height of a five storey building or four double decker buses.
  • It weighs 200 tonnes - the body 100 tonnes and the wings 50 tonnes each.
  • There is enough steel in it to make 16 double decker buses or four Chieftain tanks.
  • It will last for more than 100 years.
  • It will withstand winds of more than 100 miles per hour.
  • Below the sculpture, massive concrete piles 20 metres deep will anchor it to the solid rock beneath.
  • It is made of weather resistant Cor-ten steel, containing a small amount of copper, which forms a patina on the surface that mellows with age.
  • Huge sections of the Angel - up to six metres wide and 25 metres long - were transported to the site by lorry with a police escort.
  • The total cost of The Angel of the North was £800,000.
  • There is unique species of daffodil named the Angel of the North due to its orange, rusty hue and lofty height. The Angel of the North daffodil has been verified and registered with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
Ni gambar kami

1 comment:

da_imanz said...

gmbr abg nuar dgn iffah tu comellah..hehehehhe..