Kelpies are mythical Scottish water horses, said to be able to transform into beautiful women or handsome young men, who will lure you to your death. And, I mean, I’m saying “mythical” here because that’s what you’re supposed to say: you all know Kelpies are totes real, right? So if you see one, it’s not a good idea to kiss it, say, like I’m doing in these photos. Kelpies are not pets, people! Honestly, my parents always warned me not to touch strange animals, but I NEVER learn…
These particular Kelpies are 30 metre steel sculptures, located at The Helix park in Falkirk. We visited them on a very grey and miserable bank holiday weekend (Because apparently spring has been cancelled this year, did you hear?), but luckily the rain held off for long enough to allow us to have a good look round and take these eleventy-one thousand photos. The sculptures really are absolutely amazing: we’d seen photos of them, but nothing really prepares you for The Real Things, which tower above you, looking spectacular against the grey skies. They’re actually illuminated at night, which I’d love to see: it doesn’t get dark until late here at this time of year, and we didn’t have time to hang around, but we’ll definitely go back to see them another time.
One of the nice things about The Helix, where the Kelpies are located, is that it’s a public park, so as well as being free to visit, you can also bring your pets. That meant there were tons of cute pups for me to pet, and we were also able to bring Rubin, who instantly waded through a couple of deep puddles, even although there were plenty of other places to walk:
Unfortunately he was far too busy undertaking an in-depth analysis of the ground to be bothered with The Kelpies themselves: in fact, I don’t think he even noticed them. I have it on good authority, however, that they were pretty impressed (and also a little bit scared) with HIM, having previously believed The Rubinman to be a mythical creature. Let’s just hope he didn’t frighten them too much…
[Wearing: Current/Elliott jeans* // Zara jacket and sweater // River Island scarf // Kate Spade handbag* // Pour la Victoire ‘Mai’ wedges c/o Sarenza]
P.S. Thanks to my mum for letting me steal some of her photos!