100-foot-tall horse head sculptures unveiled in Scotland

Equitecture: Sculptor Andy Scott stands with Clydesdales Duke and Baron, which served as models for The Kelpies.

(Credit: The Kelpies)

If you thought Middle Earth’s enormous statues of Isildur and Anarion were cool, Scotland now has something that’s nearly as badass.

They may not be as imposing as the Argonath, but the 100-foot-tall horse heads known as The Kelpies are still out of this world.

Created by a team led by Glasgow sculptor Andy Scott, the heads are fashioned from 600 metric tons of steel and stand as a monument to working horses in Scottish history.

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