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June 13, 2015

KELPIES

The Kelpies are located within “the Helix” park, Falkirk, situated between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland. The Kelpies are one of the largest equine sculptures in the world, standing 30 metres tall. They are the landmark feature of The Helix Environmental Regeneration Scheme on the Forth and Clyde Canal near Falkirk on Central Scotland. They are the brain-child of sculptor Andy Scott, and will be the largest public artworks in Scotland. Construction of The Kelpies began on 17thJune 2013. The build was officially completed on 27th November 2013.

 
The Kelpies by numbers:
*300 tonnes each
*30 metres high
*1200 tonnes of steel-reinforced concrete foundations per head
*990 unique stainless steel skin-plates
*Built on site in 90 days.

For more information go to www.thekelpies.co.uk

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2 comments:

  1. Piękne, olbrzymie rzeźby. Z tym nadnaturalnej wielkości wodnym koniem wiąże się wiele legend i przesądów.

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  2. Nigdy nie słyszałam o tych końskich gigantycznych rzeźbach. Nawet taką pocztówkę widzę po raz pierwszy. Przesłanie fajne, jednak chyba nie byłyby one na mojej liście "must see";)

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