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The Kelpies near Falkirk  
   

The Kelpies near Falkirk

Dramatic sculpture of the shape-changing mythical creatures. Their commissioning is part of the rejuvenation of the Forth-Clyde Canal project that connects Edinburgh and Glasgow. These are 30m tall and are internally lit (see the web for some fantastic night time photos). The site was opened to the public last year.
Back from the Islands

August 23rd 2015
Geo: 57.1475, -2.09539The ferry docked in Aberdeen at 7am, after a comfortable 12hr crossing. We were temporarily flummoxed by a lack of Internet connection (the ferry wi-fi was rubbish) and no downloaded Google maps to use. We (Robyn) got talking to a gent while we were looking at the Aberdeen Castle Gate. This fellow was a local who had an opinion on everything, and barely drew breath betwe ... read more
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British Flag Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
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