Expedition to Mount Kazbek: Day 6 - Impressions after climbing Mount Kazbek

Falkirk & Scottish Canals

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Falkirk

The town is a junction of Forth and Clyde & Union canals, a location which helped to the growth of this town during the industrial revolution.

Helix

The Helix is a land transformation project to improve the water connections between communities in Falkirk district.

The Kelpies

The Kelpies are 30m horse-head sculptures in The Helix park, Falkirk, Scotland. It is the largest equine sculpture in the world.

“The Kelpies” Name Origins

The Kelpies are named after mythological shape-shifting spirits who inhabits the lochs and pools of Scotland. They usually appear as a horse and anyone who can get hold of their bridle will have command over it. Kelpies said to have a strength and stamina of at least 10 horses. The sculpture stands near canals, which were used in Great Britain to improve transportation power over horses.

Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk wheel is the world’s first and only rotating boat lift and engineering icon throughout the globe. It reconnected Glasgow with Edinburg in 2002 through a canal system for the first time since 1930s, when old 35m height and 11 locks system was dismantled. You needed a day to pass that, while the Falkirk wheel lifts a boat in a matter of minutes.

Canal Lock

Lock is a system created to lift or to lower ships on stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways. It is a sector or multiple sectors of water which raise or lower it’s levels with a boat within gradually releasing it on a different elevation.

Mantas Ališauskas
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