08 August 2008

iron man

Castle Cornet / St. Peter Port, Guernsey
Castle Cornet is a beautiful stone structure situated at the outer end of a breakwater protecting St. Peters Port harbor on the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown dependency located off the coast of Normandy, France. The castle was originally built in the early 1200's and has seen several reconstructions since that time. But what truly caught our eye were these iron male (obviously) statues strategically placed in locations around the castle and its surrounding wall. I have been unable to find out anything about them other than they were designed by Antony Gormley. Odd juxtaposition of historic structure vs stylistic human form - but it seems to work.

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