Monday, 22 September 2014
A couple of weeks ago Anna and I decided to take a trip one afternoon from Bishopbriggs over to Falkirk to see something neither of us had yet seen: The Kelpies. I'd been reminded of them recently in Blogland by Violet Sky who has been inside them and who has done several posts. Anna and I decided just to stay on the outside (I couldn't have climbed up or, rather, having climbed up I'd be unlikely to get down easily).
The links to the Kelpies website above will shows some exceptional photos far better than I could ever have the opportunity to take but here's a few tasters of the 30 metre high sculptures:
I've shown the last photo because it shows the red barriers close up. The sculptures have a water ditch around their bases. It's an interesting feature. I don't know what happened to require the unsightly barriers but presumably either someone decided to fall into the (very shallow water) or the Health and Safety Police deemed it a hazard. Whatever the answer it's an eyesore and I hope it's sorted out soon.
Whatever one thinks of the photos seeing the sculptures in the flesh (to use a rather inapposite phrase) is so much better. If you can I'm sure all who've seen them would suggest you do too.