Kelpie Head Down
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Helix Park in Falkirk Scotland is the home to the mammoth Kelpies. They are horse head sculptures designed by Andy Scott of Glasgow Scotland. I have dreamed about seeing these amazing sculptures in person. It was nothing short of an idyllic day to view these amazing horse head sculptures. They are made of stainless steal, which means that they need very little maintenance. This Kelpie is called, Kelpie Head Down. The other is called Kelpie Head Up. I have taken the following passage from Visit Scotland. Please visit their website for more information. The link is below.
"Standing at 100ft tall and weighing more than 300 tonnes each, the magical Kelpies are a man-made wonder and a feat of engineering. The works of art, created by artist Andy Scott, have become iconic on the landscape after being modelled on real-life icons of times gone by — Clydesdale horses Duke and Baron. 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 Falkirk. The Kelpies’ name reflects the mythological transforming beasts that possess the strength and endurance of 100 horses; a quality that’s analogous with the transformational change of the area’s landscapes, endurance of its inland waterways and the strength of its communities."
The Kelpies are magical and reflect the Equine Scottish Heritage. I was quite happy to visit these amazing horses and hope to see them again in my lifetime.
October 15th, 2018
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