Our route to Hadrian's Wall country took us along the motorway close to Gateshead. As we drove along, I was astonished (and charmed) to see this famous piece of public art come into view:
This giant sculpture is the Angel of the North by Antony Gormley, that was funded with National Lottery money in the late '90s. On our way back, we stopped off for a better look, and walked right up to the installation. In the pic below, you can see me and ds at the bottom right corner:
I'm really pleased to have seen it in real life, as I'd only seen pictures of it before.