Grangemouth, Falkirk, UK

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The Kelpies Origin

Chosen by Scottish Canals at the inception of the project, The Kelpies name reflected the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of 10 horses; a quality that is analogous with the transformational change of our landscapes, endurance of our inland waterways and the strength of our communities.

Andy Scott's vision for The Kelpies follows the lineage of the heavy horse of industry and economy, pulling the wagons and ploughs, barges and coalships that shaped the structural layout of the area. Retaining The Kelpies as the title for these equine monuments, Andy sought to represent the transformational and sustainably enduring qualities The Helix stands for through the majesty of The Kelpies.

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Ho Thi Duc Tu. on August 6

Impressionnante photo. L + F Duc Tu.

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Dave Murray
Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • Uploaded on July 26
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    by Dave Murray
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    • Taken on 2014/07/17 20:42:10
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
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    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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