Glasgow has always been known for its banter and humour, producing a long line of famous comedians Stanley Baxter,,Billy Connolly, Craig Ferguson, Gregor Fisher, Dorothy Paul and Kevin Bridges -we even gave the world one half of the Krankies, Ian Tough, 'Wee Jimmy Krankie's' old man.
Most cities have their statues of famous people, often military leaders or politicians, Glasgow is no different, but Glaswegians can see the funny side of life even on the wettest of west of Scotland wet days. Look up as walk down Queen Street and past the Museum of Modern Art and you will see a typical statue of the Duke of Wellington, but in our case he will normally be wearing a bright orange traffic cone on his head. Nothing is to sacred for humour.
This is typical of Glasgow with Style and its sure to make you smile. If he doesn't have his orange cone hat when you visit, then you have seriously lost out on your Glasgow Experience.
Sadly the City Council are plotting to end this cultural tradition, but I doubt anyone will be able to stop Wellington wearing is rather dapper cone hat. Long live the cone!
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