Two Huge Horses and a Walk in the Park

I’ve gone all photographic for this post. Let me introduce you to my two biggest friends, The Kelpies.

The Kelpies

The Kelpies

These 30 metre high steel sculptures, designed by Andy Scott, are just a few miles from my home. Aren’t they beautiful?

They are modelled on two actual Clydesdales, and celebrate the working horses of the Falkirk/Grangemouth area’s industrial past. Their name comes from the mysterious ‘water horse’ of Scottish legend.

They are part of a large drive to regenerate this area, and they make a grand entrance to the canal system and to Helix Park, another new development. Take a walk with me and see more…

A stroll along the canal path takes us to the marina. I’m imagining when heavy horses would have pulled the canal boats.

All ages and types of boat can be found. The Kelpies oversee them all.

Helix Park has wild areas to explore, some pretty, some – er – slimy.

Everyone is enjoying themselves at the Park.

So if you’re ever in Falkirk, this is a great place to visit. Creative friends: The Kelpies are inspiring. They have certainly given me some story ideas… I can’t help but wonder though – what are they thinking about us? 😉

Towering above us mere mortals

Towering above us mere mortals

(All pics by moi, Karen Soutar) 🙂


24 thoughts on “Two Huge Horses and a Walk in the Park

  1. WOW. I’d love to have a set of those Kelpies as bookends. They are beautiful. It must be so amazing to see them in person.

    *julie adds this to her bucket list*

    Thanks for linking up on the Hump Day Blog Hop for October. Loved the photoblog. So great.

  2. Nice pictures 🙂 I do have to agree with an earlier comment that the last picture does seem like the perfect material for a flash fiction story. I like to take pictures at parks and such.

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