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The day we were there was the hottest day in history - July 2018. And yet, this poor man and his horse were wearing about 10 cones. Amusing to me that this would be such an affront in America but Scots find the fun in...More
This is an iconic glasgow Landmark. If you’re not from Glasgow / Scotland - we basically make it our mission to always put a traffic cone on the Dukes head. It’s a right of passage as a young party goer in Glasgow. If you ever...More
The thing about it now is it has become soo iconic of the Glasgow humour. It's image is used on all sort of merchandise these days. Sometimes there are more than one cone on his head. Wonder who put the first one on lol
you cant go to the city center and not see the statue, i always rember it as my son worked for the council and was asked on numerous times to get the cone down as he did, but next weekend its back, think it should...More
There was an eighteenth century ideal of British unity held that Scotland was "north Britain", emphasizing the integration of the nation, which seems quite foreign now. Two similar statues of Wellington had recently been... More
There was an eighteenth century ideal of British unity held that Scotland was "north Britain", emphasizing the integration of the nation, which seems quite foreign now. Two similar statues of Wellington had recently been erected in London, and Glasgow was following in the lead of Edinburgh, which had installed a number of statues to English figures, including Lord Nelson, George IV and the Duke of York. And Wellington's statue in Glasgow was not erected by the city or the Crown. It was paid for by private donations, which were quickly raised. So, ultimately it was a monument to the success of the Union and Scotland's share of Wellington's glory.