My Sunday Photo, 3/8/14. The Falkirk Kelpies

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Helix Park, Falkirk. My Sunday Photo, 31 August, 2014, #MySundayPhoto, Falkirk Kelpies
The Falkirk Kelpies at Helix Park, Falkirk. My Sunday Photo, 31 August, 2014, #MySundayPhoto

This photograph comes to you from the fringes of Falkirk in Scotland. It’s of the Falkirk Kelpies, a sculpture of two horses heads alongside the Forth and Clyde canal and a part of Helix Park complex.

This sculpture is very striking. I think I could have spent all day looking at it. You would be forgiven for thinking this was some kind of tribute to the Godfather films or the mafia. In fact it honours the horses that were, once upon a time, used to tow barges along the canal. The horses were known as kelpies, hence the sculpture’s name.

We’ve just returned from several days in Scotland and this was one of the sites we visited. It was a gloriously sunny day and it was very busy at the site itself. The image was taken from a mound of earth just in front of the car park. There weren’t any bystanders at this particular spot so I was able to take the shot without anyone walking in front of the camera and spoiling it.

In terms of editing, the image has been cropped to remove a pylon in the background. I also overlaid some grass to remove a small bit of unsightly construction work that was taking place on the right hand side. Look closely and you’ll see where I’ve made this edit! Otherwise the image is untouched.

I am linking this image up to Onedad3girls #MySundayPhoto linky. I encourage you to pay the linky a visit and see marvellous pictures taken by other bloggers.

18 thoughts on “My Sunday Photo, 3/8/14. The Falkirk Kelpies”

  1. It really is a magnificent structure, my mum lived in Falkirk in the near past and we saw them then, as well as going to the Glasgow science park and other touristy things. It is odd how a static inanimate object can simply captivate you and hold your attention. Hope you had fun in Scotland, who knows how easy it will be to get there post independence lol.

  2. Dawn ~ Miss_Biggun

    Awesome picture, I really love horses, will look out for it next time we’re in Scotland πŸ™‚

  3. What a striking image, brilliant with the blue of the sky too. I did have a look but I couldn’t see any editing! This photo really stood out on #MySundayPhoto

  4. I plan to visit the Kelpies one day. I think they’re amazing and look stunning.
    I watched a programme about how they were made…just fascinating.
    I’m glad to hear that the sun shone for you in Scotland.
    It’s still shining as I type ;D
    Enjoy your Sunday evening

  5. This is a stunning photo & if you hadn’t told me about the edit I wouldn’t noticed – too busy looking at the amazing horses heads poking out of the ground. They must be huge sculptures. Great shot #sundayphoto

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