These magnificent beasts are the Kelpies, a pair of 30-metre high horse heads created by the sculptor Andy Scott. They stand at the gateway to the Forth and Clyde canal at Falkirk and open to the public this week.
The artist writes on his website: "The materials are deliberately those of Scotland’s former industrial heartland, steel construction on an architectural scale: equitecture. The towering horse heads have an industrial aesthetic with structural columns and beams visible through the riveted laser cut steel plates of the skin, the manes rendered as geometric overlapping slabs of steel."
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