Northumberlandia – The Lady of the North

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Northumberlandia (the “Lady of the North”) is a huge land sculpture in the shape of a reclining female figure, which was completed in 2012, near Cramlington, Northumberland, northern England. Made of 1.5 million tonnes of earth from neighbouring Shotton Surface Mine, it is 34 metres (112 feet) high and 400 metres (1,300 feet) long, set in a 19 hectares (47 acres) public park with free public access and 4 miles of footpaths on and around the landform. Far from being a rigid manicured art form Northumberlandia is a living part of the countryside that will mature over time and change with the seasons. Its creators claim that it is the largest land sculpture in female form in the world.
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