The Kelpies are 30-metre high horse-head sculptures, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland. The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013. 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 Kelpies are a monument to horse powered heritage across Scotland.
The sculptures opened to the public in April 2014. As part of the project, they will have their own visitor centre, and sit beside a newly developed canal turning pool and extension. This canal extension reconnects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the River Forth, and improves navigation between the East and West of Scotland.
When we got into Amarillo it was late and dark already but that was fine as I had the feeling it would look pretty cool to shoot the Cadillac’s in the dark. Only thing I did not count on was the mossys! To say I got bitten hundreds of times was not an exaggeration, the next day I looked like the elephant man and was proper sick.
Another photo from the Surrey Sculpture Park this time of a dome sculpture. If your interested in visiting it’s just past Guildford and right next door to the local pub if you get thirsty. Admission is £6.00 with free car parking outside, I don’t think there was any facilities inside like cafe, toilets etc but the pub right on the doorstep.
Here’s an interesting sculpture I found almost as soon as I entered the Sculpture Park. Some very unique and interesting sculptures to be found here, they are also mostly for sale. I would love some of these in my garden but it’s not particularly secure and I bet these are not cheap.