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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Zoom out on the kelpies

for my birthday outing we visited the fabulous new kelpie sculptures near Falkirk


2 wonderful horse heads (kelpies are water horses from traditional stories) that are an engineering marvel as well as a splendid, imposing public sculpture.  The park is not completed yet, with the visitor centre and cafe still to be built and some planting and path making still in progress.  But there were lots of people there eager to see the new kelpies (it was a public holiday) despite frequent showers

and couldn't resist the chance to feed the kelpies !
looking forward to discovering other wonders in your zoom in, zoom out pairings


21 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

Oh those are amazing. Sounds like it will be a great park when it is finished.

Sian said...

Wow, they are amazing

I like your bright red shoes

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Those incredible!

Cheri said...

Looks like a miserable day, glad you found a way to enjoy it! Love the red shoes!

alexa said...

They're just huge! How magnificent they are, rising out of the landscape like this ... A real emblem of Scottish strength and endurance. Glad you had a lovely birthday outing.

marshaleith said...

wow- those are fantastic sculptures.....I will have to look up the history behind them.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the feeding the kelpies. I've never been able to make that type of photograph work well. And the statues are magnificent!
Rinda

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow those are impressive - I can't even imagine getting to see them in person. Great shots.

Julie Kirk said...

I was just looking at those on a site yesterday ... I just knew someone would blog about them sooner or later! Looks like it was sooner! They look great.

Sandie said...

I love sculptures Helena and these are amazing! I didn't know that kelpies are sea horses, so I learnt something today. How exciting to have the park to look forward to, rain or shine it looks wonderful.

Prairie Jill said...

Wow - what an amazing sculpture! And a fun birthday outing, too (even if it was a bit damp)!

Ruth said...

Aren't they fabulous!

Karen said...

These are terrific! I love the feeding photo, and your raincoat is awesome!

Melissa said...

Great shots - I especially like the "feeding" one!

marsha said...

The kelpies were featured on the Flickr blog and showed them all lit up at night...WOW

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh what magnificent sculptures! And I love the last shot, feeding them!

Miriam said...

What an amazing ZIZO, the Kelpies are absolutely wonderful. I looked at some images on Google of them lit at night, just beautiful! Happy Birthday to you Helena. x ps The feeding pictures is fabulous!

Julie J said...

Very clever shot feeding the kelpy

Jimjams said...

Those look awesome - such a wealth of great sculpture art up there.

So good to see so many ZIZOs in the link-up too.

Kerry said...

Great captures. Loving the feeding one

Gail said...

They're magnificent! Love the pic of feeding the Kelpie. Now I'm off to look up Kelpie.