Silver Blue Sunset

Sunsets are rarely uneventful. Even the tiniest ray of light cracking through the clouds can cast beautiful dimension onto a scene as the day draws to a close. But when visiting Crosby Beach one evening – the home of Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ sculptures – I wasn’t just after any sunset.

I was hoping for a visual feast of burning red and orange. Or maybe even purple and pink. I’d seen quite a few photos/paintings online and at exhibitions depicting brilliant sunsets at this Merseyside beach. As it turned out, it definitely wasn’t the night for bold colour and fiery skies. 

Despite the preceding clear day, thick grey clouds obscured most of the sunset’s vibrancy and it was beginning to rain. The resulting setting might not have been what I was anticipating, but it was still stunning and atmospheric. The low tide revealed soaked sand dotted with pools of water mirroring the clouds.

Grey, blue and silver with subtle hues of red and gold painted an impressive canvas for the sculptures’ dark silhouettes. Not a blazing show, but beautiful nonetheless. As always, Another Place was out of this world. 

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Puddles of water left behind by the tide reflecting light beautifully in a surreal silvery fashion.

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One of Gormley’s Another Place sculptures has a particularly stark presence.

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Hauntingly looking out to sea.

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Stuck in the mud.

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A pool of water provides a clear reflection of this sculpture.

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Moody grey and blue showcase this provoking public art perfectly.

Crosby Beach at dusk

Gorgeous lighting and water patterns on the sand.

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City lights are revealed as the sun finally sets on Crosby Beach.


Do you like silver blue sunsets? What are your favourite sunset colours?




  1. January 28, 2015 / 20:57

    I remember when you first posted photos of these sculptures being amazed by them. It just adds a whole new level to the impact at this time of day, love the last shot where you can see each figure gazing out to see.
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    • February 4, 2015 / 10:17

      Thanks Maddie. It’s so surreal visiting at this time of the day.
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