‘Goddess of the North’

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Work has begun in Northumberland on a massive earth sculpture of a naked, reclining woman.

Its creator, landscape architect Charles Jenks, has been forced to deny it is offensive to women – claiming it will be an iconic celebration of the human form.

Crews using bulldozers and excavators have started work on the spectacular,  440-yard-long sculpture using 1.5m tonnes of soil and clay dug from an opencast mine nearCramlington.

UFO Houses and the Ruins of the Future

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Some buildings are way ahead of their time, blazing their own trail decades ahead of the curve.  Sanzhi Pod City is one such place – abandoned two years after it was begun, it lay abandoned for 28 years before finally being torn down.  Up until that time, it was known as the mysterious “ruins of the future”.