Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Modern Art?

Outside the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow is a statue of the Duke of Wellington on a horse.  When I was there, the Duke was wearing a rather nice traffic cone as a hat!  I thought this was a rather good image - so I took some pictures.

I have since found out that the putting a cone on the Dukes head, and sometimes on the head of the horse as well is a bit of a Glasgow tradition, which seems to date back to the 1980s!  You can read about it here.




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16 comments:

Lady Fi said...

Ha ha - love that cone on his head!

eileeninmd said...

A cone head, takes me back to the Saturday Night Live show. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Linda W. said...

Oh I love the cone on the Duke's head! :)

TexWisGirl said...

pretty funny.

Beth said...

He has had a cone hat every time I have been to Glasgow.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'm sure the horse was insulted

TheChieftess said...

Leave it to the Scots to have such a sense of humor!!! I'm thinking the first time might have involved a bit of Beer or Whiskey!!!

Margaret Adamson said...

That is a very find statue of the Duke and he is sporting a very nice red hat

Fun60 said...

Nothing wrong with a bit of added colour.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

He wears it well.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely statue, more like this one.

NatureFootstep said...

some people don´t have useful things to do I think :)

Missy George said...

Modern art for sure..Not all art is tasteful..Lovely statue..

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I was watching some V-8 Supercar racing from your land down under and the commentators referred to those cones as "witches hat" which I thought was good. In fact I like a lot of the terms they use in Australia for everyday items that we attach mundane common names to.

Klara said...

ha, that's an unusual tradition. I haven't heard of such yet.

Linda said...

Ha, that's a funny tradition!