You know when you’ve been Kelpied – 26 July 2015

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Introducing Harry the Happy Kelpie.

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Today we were going to visit the Kelpies because neither JIC nor Sim had seen them up close, and up close IS the only way to see these icons.  Drove there and parked in the paid car park as close as you can get to the massive statues.  In case you have been living under a stone for the past few years, the Kelpies are 30m high horse heads, brainchild, or should that be brainchildren, of Andy Scott.  No matter how many times we visit them, there’s always something different to see in them.  I find it fascinating that people start taking photos of them almost as soon as they get out of their car.  It’s as if they think they have to record them in case they run away.  That may sound stupid until you’ve seen them.  Then you will understand just how lifelike and dynamic these structures are.  In fact, it’s hard to see them as simply structures, the have this organic life about them – quite scarily lifelike when you’re close to them.

Next stop was Vecchia Bologna in Bridge-of-Allan for Sunday lunch and for the first time I had their home made Tiramisu.  I can tell you it won’t be the last time if I have anything to do with it.  Quite delicious.  Almost as good as Scamp’s.  After that, sadly, it was time to run JIC and Sim to the airport for their plane home.  All good things … etc.