Saturday, 28 June 2014

Kinneil House

So after the visit to the Kelpies it was on to Bo'ness for a visit to Kinneil House.

The house is only open four times a year and contains some artwork on the internal walls.

Sadly I can't show the interior as the staff were insistent that taking photographs was verboten.

I explained that my cameras had no flash but it was a firm and blanket no. Notices inside clearly stated no 'flash' photography and I would of course respected this, so very disappointed with the lack of flexibility shown.

Being a member of Historic Scotland I always praise the friendliness of the staff but not on this occasion - voluntary staff may explain the differences.

However, I would highly praise the lady who gave the presentation inside as she explained the history and the story of the 'white lady'. 

Kinneil House

Church Graveyard

Forest Walk

Church Remains



 James Watt's Cottage and Workshop

 Beneath the Viaduct

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The Kelpies - Helix Park

Today was a long awaited visit to the East coast with the Kelpies very much in mind.

Their history is well documented so I'll keep this brief.

Created by the sculptor Andy Scott the theme of the Kelpies was from ancient ethereal water spirits and mystical water-borne equine creatures .

They reflect the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of ten horses.

It was a very pleasant walk around the park and I had the added bonus that Zippos circus were having and event to combine the Kelpies with their performing horses.

Towering Supreme and Reflective

Adopted Postures

Pointing Skywards

Idea of the Scale

Zippos Circus Join In

Zippos Circus Join In

Canal and Park


Looking Down

Canal Boat and Kelpies

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