Big public art is cool when it’s good, and Scotland’s newest example is pretty good, if you ask me. Very good, in fact.
The Kelpies at Falkirk – close enough to Edinburgh for a quick visit at the weekend – are huge, spectacular and very, very cleverly conceived. They’re memorials and icons, reflecting Scotland’s industrial heritage and folkloric traditions. Above all, though, I think they’re kind of beautiful. And eloquent. And enormous.
More info on what they are, why they are and how they are over here.