Glasgow, Scotland

JULY 2005 – The equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington in front of the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, Scotland, has been decorated with a colorful traffic cone. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

One of the main cultural attractions in Glasgow is the Gallery of Modern Art, or short GoMA. It opened its doors in 1998 and shows changing exhibitions of modern (excentric?) artists.

This statue of the Duke of Wellington stands prominently right in front of the GoMA gallery. At first, I thought someone had put up the traffic cone during the night as a prank (from a bachelors party maybe?) – but then I noticed that the cone can also be seen on the photo in our travel guidebook as well as on many pictures floating on the web. So I think this is just art. Well done, Team GoMA! 🙂

The high resolution image

Capture Date12-JUL-2005
LocationGlasgow, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2366 x 3549 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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