Love this, kids saw it for first time and really got involved taking pictures for friends. Great fun.
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It is the hat that makes it worth mentioning... It's located not too far from the main shopping area.... Not a must see, but on the other hand... during daylight it might be funny to take a picture in a city where there isn't that...More
Just outside the Gallery of Modern Art is this statue of the Duke of Wellington. The Council has given up trying to remove his modern headgear so it has become iconic. Interesting to note that when visiting in December there was a santa hat on...More
I think this is more exciting for the people of Glasgow than the tourists. It has a cone on it that keeps getting replaced anytime anyone removes it. Vaguely amusing but somehow on loads of tourist aimed mugs/t shirts/coasters etc. Maybe I'm missing the point.
Glaswegians do things differently. It is pretty impressive they manage to put the traffic cones on its head as it's a pretty big statue.
I absolutely loved this because it shows the humour of the people. It's nothing more than a statue but no trip to Glasgow imo is complete without seeing this, it's brilliant.
If this is iconic because of the traffic cone on its head well I am not amused. Just another of many celebrated men statues in Glasgow. The one woman is Queen V side saddle on a horse 🐎
The Duke of Wellington Statue, is situated outside the Gallery of Modern Art on Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow. Originally erected in 1844, the traffic cone addition started as a prank in the early 1980’s. The council removed it, but it continually returned after “nights out”,...More
It sits outside an art museum and although the cone was not originally part of the statue it has become an essential part of it. Interesting history to how an act of mischief become part of art.
Note the Traffic Cone on old Conkey's head. This is courtesy of Glasgow students and despite the best efforts of the council, it keeps coming back. It is a good statue anyway, but the cone adds charm and poise!