The Kelpies!

Having been near the top of my ‘travel wish list’ for a very long time, I don’t really need another reason to dream about visiting Scotland. But if I did need another reason, seeing the Kelpies up close might just be it! πŸ™‚

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The Kelpies are two towering horse-head sculptures, standing next to the Forth and Clyde Canal, in Helix park, in Falkrik, in Scotland. The sculptures form a gateway at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal, and the new canal extension built as part of The Helix land transformation project. The 300-ton, 30-meter sculptures were created by Glasgow artist Andy Scott, inspired by the shape shifting mythological creature by the same name that haunts the rivers and streams of Scotland and is known to posses the strength and endurance of 10 horses – quality that is analogous with the transformational change and endurance of Scotland’s inland waterways. The Kelpies represent the lineage of the heavy horse of Scottish industry and economy, pulling the wagons, ploughs, barges and coalships that shaped the geographical layout of the Falkirk area.

~ Amusing Planet

Reblogged from The Kelpies: Giant Horse Sculptures in Falkrik on Amusing Planet

I want ice water.

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16 thoughts on “The Kelpies!

  1. Just shows you IzaakMak… I live in England and have never seen these magnificent statues or even knew of their existence.. ( I must lead a sheltered Life ) Lol.. They are fabulous.. And thank you for sharing.. Hope all is well with your good self.? xxxx Hugs Sue

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    • Thanks Sue. You’re very welcome. I envy you being close enough to visit those beauties! All is well with me, as I hope it is with you. Big hugs right back to you my friend! πŸ™‚

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  2. Bloody marvellous, Izaak ! Maybe you should be reading the travel blog of my Pommy mate Simon, cycling through Scotland and painting its beauty in words:
    simonjohnsonofclowne.com

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    • They are indeed. It hadn’t occurred to me before, but I just did a search for them on Google Images and there are some very impressive images there too! πŸ˜€

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