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Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence

The Gallery of the Academy of Florence is one of the most renowned museums in Florence and a must see.  It is, of course, best known as the home of Michelangelo’s sculpture David which stands proudly just beyond the main entrance.  The museum in its current form was established in 1882 and although David is the highlight there is much more to see and admire by other creative and talented Florentine artists with displays of artwork from the 13th and 16th centuries.

 

 

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Kelpies at Night

A few more shots of the stunning Kelpies at night.

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The Kelpies

More of the fabulous Kelpies.

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THE KELPIES AT NIGHT

More shots of the Kelpies in colour during early evening and night.

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THE KELPIES

I eventually managed to visit the Kelpies during the Christmas break after seeing them featured numerous times on television.  For those of you not in the know, the Kelpies at 30m high are the tallest equine sculptures in the world and are located in Helix Park, Falkirk, Scotland.  They are a monument to  Scotland’s horse-powered industrial heritage and the name ‘Kelpie’ derives from an aquatic spirit of Scottish legend thought to haunt rivers and streams, unsurprisingly in the shape of a horse.  Construction of the Kelpies was completed in November 2013 and they are truly worth seeing if you get the opportunity.  More at – www.thehelix.co.uk/

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Woburn Abbey

Woburn Abbey is located near Woburn village, Bedfordshire.  The Abbey has been the home to the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years and is set in 3,000 acres of stunning grounds.   Should you have a spare weekend at hand then a visit is most certainly worthwhile and not too expensive at only £13.50 (adult admission), which allows you entrance in to the grounds, deer park and of course Woburn Abbey house itself.  The house, which is steeped in history and manned by knowledgeable and helpful staff is packed with impressive paintings, priceless antiques and artefacts.  The gardens which also boast a sculpture exhibition are imposing, and as my visit was during early April, will be much more colourful later this spring.  The deer park which holds thousands of deer (9 species) is impressive, however they can be difficult to photograph as you are asked to keep to official paths and routes; time, stamina (lots of walking) and patience are key.  Although this  was my first visit and a relatively short one with drizzle and grey skies, should we be lucky enough to get a summer this year another visit will definitely be on the cards.

Cleared for Landing

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