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Angel of the North Lookalike Competition

Angel of the North Lookalike Competition

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Sep 2011, 02:26
Ha Ha

The one on the right seems more life-like, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Too true Ray
I vote for the one on the right Billgrin.... a fun presentation.... and who is the one with his shirt tail blowing in the windsmile....petersmile
Bill Phillips: That is the legend that is Chad
I thought that it was Chad.... but i couldn't see his hair... since you cropped both Angels the samegrin
i guess that i should have watched the video firstsmile it was a great presentation....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Peter. Pleased you enjoyed the fun!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Sep 2011, 07:10
Haha! Andrew Chad's belly is just a bit lurking out of his shirt on this hot day (in Germany, too, 27 C!)- that is priceless! (I saw one of these angels by Andrew G. at the edge of the M5 direction Exeter)- later I'll look at your video (I'm on way to a Sisley exhibition in Wuppertal).
Bill Phillips: do you mean that willow man thing pointing? That is by Serena de le Hey
well done Bill and the video was superb.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Richard. It was a good day.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Sep 2011, 07:14
I hate to say it, but I think Chad is the most athletic of all.... at this age it is a wonder he climbed up... erm, don't tell him that I said so grin.
I love the collage and you showed a great set of pictures, well done.
It shows that you had a great day out again smile
Bill Phillips: It was quite windy and I was worried the daft old sod would fall off onto the rocks all around.
We had a good day Richard took us to some very interesting parts of Leicestershire
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Sep 2011, 07:31
I totally agree with Astrid after having watched your wonderful video- ewas too curious)! Andrew Ch. is admirablely sportive, he is a real Dove-ton by nature!
Bill Phillips: I wouldn't have got up there without a step ladder!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Sep 2011, 07:59
The best advertising for ChadAir! I didn't heard of this airplane business in the last time?
Bill Phillips: Hahaha We were discussing the possibility of steam powered aircraft for ChadAir only yesterday!
Funny idea and great set up video. lol ... Is that a cell phone Chad has in his hand?
Bill Phillips: No it is something he rarely uses....a camera
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Sep 2011, 09:13
The Angel Of The East Midlands...sounds as daft as it looks really
Bill Phillips: Yes.................
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 Sep 2011, 09:33
Great work Bill love it
Bill Phillips: Thanks mate, glad you enjoyed it
So you were the model for this then Bill. Great shots.
Bill Phillips: That's Chad. I'm far better looking gringrin
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 29 Sep 2011, 11:01
What can I say...I need to go on a diet?
Bill Phillips: Yes........................
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 29 Sep 2011, 11:02
To Ray

Bill Phillips: I thought his comment was very amusing
good one to compare
Bill Phillips: They are so much alikewink
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 29 Sep 2011, 11:24
Just seen the video and, yes, I have decided to cut out lard.
Bill Phillips: A good place to start
Which is which?
Bill Phillips: No idea Mary.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Sep 2011, 12:01
Ha ha ha, Brilliant Bill, i think the one on the left should win!!grin
Great video too smile
Bill Phillips: He came third
Good to see you had a great day out round my way Bill, the next time I am at the top of Beacon Hill, only a few minutes from us, I will gaze on the trig point with awe and think "Chad has stood on this, it is hallowed concrete." Hope you enjoyed the GCR as well, they have their big gala coming up next weekend.
Bill Phillips: I thought the silly sod was going to get blown off by the rather stiff breeze, The GCR was great as we got to wander around the shed and I got to see Sir Lamiel (I have never seen a Lord Nelson class in the flesh!)
  • Alan
  • Portland, Oregon
  • 29 Sep 2011, 15:24
Gormley... and Gormless! (No offence to Chad wink )
Bill Phillips: I am sure he would take no offence
  • Alan
  • Portland, Oregon
  • 29 Sep 2011, 15:28
Looks like a fun day in the Far East; very sunny. Please tell Chad that we in the Mad House did not spend millions providing trip points so people could climb on them and practise diving headfirst into a damp sponge or similar. smile
Bill Phillips: so what are they there for then?
  • Alan
  • Portland, Oregon
  • 29 Sep 2011, 15:29
..oh, nice to see Sir Tiff wearing a shirt that you enjoy seeing.
Bill Phillips: I wore a Homer Simpson Tee-shirt to try and inject some good taste
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Sep 2011, 17:16
willow man by Serena de le Hey? Then Chad had to wear his adam costume! No, I thought of The Angel of the North by Antony Gormley, which is located in Gateshead, England.
"It is a steel sculpture of an angel, standing 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with wings measuring 54 metres (177 ft) across. The wings themselves are not planar, but are angled 3.5ยบ forward, which Gormley used to create "a sense of embrace".
It stands on a hill on the southern edge of Low Fell, overlooking the A1 and A167 roads into Tyneside, and the East Coast Main Line rail route, south of the site of Team Colliery." (and along the M 5)
Bill Phillips: The angel of the north is alongside the A1 in the north east but the M5 runs down to the south west of England but I don't know of an angel by the M5, the only thing I can think of is the willow man. I have stood by and under the angel several times as I always used to stop if I could when going with my work up to the north east
Striking resemblance smile
Bill Phillips: Uncanny!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Sep 2011, 18:58
You are right, and, sorry, I too am right, I saw the "Angel of South" at the M5 with my own eyes when we travelled from Bristol to Torquay. "Inspired by the Angel of the North, several similar projects have been proposed. The 'Angel of the South' title has been given by some to the Willow Man which sits to the side of the M5 in Somerset", look at the photo! (
Bill Phillips: That's OK then smile
  • paul
  • BT Broadband is the worst - dont buy it
  • 29 Sep 2011, 19:01
I thought you were answering my conundrum with your post! Coincidence is a wonderful thing
Bill Phillips: It is indeed Paul!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Sep 2011, 19:03
Sorry: the better link: -but now I'll stop commenting! Haha (typically teacher, he!)
Bill Phillips: Mr trim is just the same
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Sep 2011, 19:30
What is that bulging in his trous....errrr pocket then??
Bill Phillips: You tell've known him longer than I have
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Sep 2011, 21:02
This made me smile smile

Of course I didn't do that I did the same thing when I visited the angel (honest) ;-)
Bill Phillips: Well you have to really! The angel has something when you see it up close and personal!
Very good. The one on the left obviously still a work in progress.
Bill Phillips: A restoration project just crying out to be started
And a worthy winner there.
Bill Phillips: Which one though?

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