My niece is over from Florida for a wee bit and we have been busy climbing various green and gusty hills around Edinburgh, sipping beer and cider in dubious pubs, eating too much food, and just yesterday visiting a new attraction north of Edinburgh, The Kelpies.
Mythological beasts possessing the power of 100 horses The Kelpies of legend are here an arresting pair of horse head steel sculptures dominating an area once known for steel production. Horses and water were a vital part of this now-moribund industry and the sculptures honour not only the history of this area, but the horses and the flowing water that made it possible.
Colourful, bunting-festooned canal boats line the lead up to these sky-catching sculptures, and on the other side pedestrians and cyclists wend their way through meadow land and marshes on a raised wooden path. The sky matched…
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