|Helix Park’s shiny new visitor centre|
Basically, Kelpies are scary mythical horsey type creatures with immense power and these bad boys represent the history of heavy industry in Scotland’s past. The legend states that a Kelpie would often throw his master off into water and then drag him under… sweet, huh?
With this lovely image in mind, Scottish sculptor Andy Scott was commissioned to design a feature for Helix Park and he chose two ENORMOUS Kelpies. Mafia members must be terrified when they go to Falkirk. Imagine waking up to a 30 metre high horses head in your bed in the morning.
|Reflections in the water|
|Some seriously massive horses heads|
You can buy tickets to go inside one of the structures and have a peek around the interior. However, as you can get right next to them without a ticket (Helix is a public park, so entrance is free), it’s not necessary. There is still a little work going on within the Park but I defy you not to be impressed. It’s a photographer’s dream.
|Gies a kiss…|
Have you ever seen one of those photos from The Leaning Tower of Pisa where people position themselves to look like they’re holding it up? Well, we now have a spate of tourist photos with people standing under a horse’s head looking like they’re being eaten or, as my sister demonstrates expertly above, giving head down Kelpie a big kiss.