South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

The end of the year

with 11 comments

Angel of the North

The Angel of the North

We started 2007 with a picture of The Angel of the North, a sunrise at dawn – so it’s appropriate to close out 2007 with the sun setting behind Gormley’s iconic figure. The statue is only a few miles from South Shields and is sited on a hill overlooking the busy A1 road which carries traffic from London to Edinburgh, hence it is seen by thousands of motorists every day.

South Shields Daily Photo would like to wish you well, and hope that 2008 brings you lots of luck and good health.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 64mm lens, 1/250 second, f8, iso 200, velbon tripod.



Written by curly

December 31, 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, Gateshead, Night, Statues

11 Responses

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  1. Beautiful. Happy 2008 to you!

    Fort Lauderdale Daily Photo

    December 31, 2007 at 12:10 am

  2. A great way to end the year, to revisit your post from one year ago but now at sunset just like the year 2007.

    Happy New Year.

    Jim K

    December 31, 2007 at 6:57 pm

  3. That’s amazing picture. Happy New Year to all.


    December 31, 2007 at 7:32 pm

  4. Oi! Is that dandruff all yours!

    Joking aside, this is one of the best photos I’ve seen of the “Angel” (and there have been a lot!) I remember passing it many times on the way up to Edinburgh, wondering how many accidents it caused in the early days – it’s a tricky piece of road at times (what the **** is that!!! crash!!)

    Thanks for all the visits during 2007 – I haven’t always managed to reciprocate – and all the best for 2008


    December 31, 2007 at 8:07 pm

  5. Hi Curly!
    Happy New Year 2008 to you too!
    Wish you all the best!


    December 31, 2007 at 10:24 pm

  6. I had to check out the first photo. . . .Both are good, but I really like this one!

    Happy New Year, Curly!


    January 1, 2008 at 3:08 am

  7. It is a fitting photo. Wonderful shot!

    Happy 2008, Curly! If you want to learn how to say Happy New Year in many 90+ different languages, go to my blog The Goddess In You.

    Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo. I look forward to visiting your blog more often this year.

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    January 1, 2008 at 6:18 am

  8. Thanks for all the beautiful photos, they are really inspiring and uplifting.
    Here’s wishing you and your’s a great 2008.


    January 1, 2008 at 8:07 am

  9. Great silhouette and sky.


    January 2, 2008 at 8:12 am

  10. I actually noticed him from the train for the first time just before christmas curly. Either the train took a different route than usual or I just haven’t been looking out the right side of the train before, anyway,it’s a beautiful photograph and happy new year

    Rilly Super

    January 2, 2008 at 8:05 pm

  11. Great shot

    S Wilson

    January 4, 2008 at 10:05 pm

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