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Giant horse head sculptures in Scotland 

Kelpies of scotland

Before we get back to more serious news, how about some giant horse heads?

From: Green Label

Kelpies by Andy Scott in Falkirk, Scotland.

Kelpies by Andy Scott in Falkirk, Scotland.

Europeans sure do love their giant animal sculptures. In Falkirk, Scotland, public artist Andy Scott has erected two giant horse heads, which tower above Forth & Clyde canal at about 99-feet tall. The horse heads are called “Kelpies,” which are mythological transforming beasts in Scottish folklore that we believed to have the strength and endurance of 10 horses, serve as a monument to the historic horse-powered industry and economy of Scotland. The Kelpies took over seven years to construct from structural steel with a stainless steel cladding, which visitors will be able to stand inside of once the sculptures become available to the public in April 2014. Take a closer look at the Kelpies in our gallery.

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