The long, sandy Crosby beach looks out over Crosby Channel and the busy shipping lanes to and from Liverpool. Perhaps appropriately then, it’s the location for artist Antony Gormley’s “Another Place”, comprising 100 cast-iron life-size figures, each in the image of the artist. These “iron men” look out to sea, as many people do at the beach, placed at different points in the tide run. As a result, many are barnacled and weathered already. Many of the figures have bracelets and human decoration and they are popular as photographic opportunities for visitors. They don’t appear incongruous, adding their own resonance to the question “What does the beach mean to you?”.
What the beach means to Darrin.
A view of the beach from the promenade.
Down by the water’s edge at low tide.