Rise above the fray.
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom encompassing the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Scotland’s newest parkland, The Helix, is in the Forth Valley. This recreational space opened in September 2013.
Within the park is an engineering feat, 300 tons of structural steel paying homage to the horsepower heritage that was vital to the early industries.
The Kelpies are two incredible sculptures, rising to ninety-eight feet representing strength and endurance. They were designed by sculptor Andy Scott forming the gateway to the eastern entrance. According to sculptor, "The original concept of mythical water horses was a valid starting point for the artistic development of the structures."
To gain perspective of their awesome height, look closely at the base; yes, those are visitors.
Life Lesson: Caring for someone is demanding but we must rise above the fray, tap into our strength and endurance.
How do we do this?
Find you way.
Sculptor Andy Scott is well known for the iconic Kelpies in Scotland, which are sited at the Forth & Clyde Canal in Falkirk. The two steel horses heads are the largest equine sculptures in the world, inspired by the cultural heritage of the Clydesdale horses, draught horses, which worked hard to help people along the canals and on the land.
In Scottish folklore, kelpies are shapeshifting water spirits of lochs, rivers, and other bodies of water. They are said to be powerful, horse-like creatures, often black in color, that are also able to take human form. The Loch Ness Monster is also sometimes identified as a kelpie.