The Kelpies

by Shaun Taylor July. 24, 2019 151 views

The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies(shape-shifting water spirits), 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.[1] The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013.[2] 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.[3]

They are a public artwork that really works. There is good parking on site and a visitor centre and a cafe. For the photographer the present some interesting challenges, shooting around the crowds and avoiding or editing out the electric pylons that run behind the site. Almost every photo I have seethes had the pylons edited out

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Lee Santiva 1 year, 4 months ago

Great captures of fascinating sculptures with an interesting text  - thanks for sharing

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Shaun Taylor Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 4 months ago

Thank you

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