Holiday number two part one is nearly complete. Here’s a brief update, with the thin excuse that there are many me made clothes in the photo’s….
We have made it north of the border to stay with my brother.
I have been feeding some horses.
Best not to ride these Kelpies though, as legend says that whilst they appear as friendly wild horses wanting you to ride them, once you’re on their back they gallop off at breakneck speed until they reach the sea and drown you.
We had great fun photographing them whilst my brother distracted the kids.
And we saw lots of interesting things nearby.
And I indulged my love of taking photo’s of things I find beautiful
which might not be to everyone’s taste
I do like the quirky.
There was plenty for the kids to do too.
We also visited the Falkirk Wheel, which is a rather impressive rotating boat lift. This time instead of having a ride in a canal boat we went via a nearby Roman fort and then the kids played in the splash pools. (I was too busy knitting to take photo’s, but they were impressive, not every splash pool has a working archimedes screw).
Today we were let loose on our own and went to see the Escher exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. It was 2 hours well spent, I particularly enjoyed some of the earlier works that I hadn’t seen in print and seeing how the themes developed in his art. There were a few preparatory sketches too and a woodcarving and a lithogrpah plate (both deliverately vandalised so no more unauthorised prints could be made) that were fascinating. The detail was incredible. Well worth a look if you’re in the area. Photo’s weren’t allowed but we did see this impromptu piece of art nearby made up of entrance stickers (photo credit to Mr Man).
Finally, we found another horse to feed, as the maquette’s of the Kelpie’s are on display in Edinburgh at the moment.
Tomorrow we’re moving on (up), much to the relief of my brother’s family I suspect.