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The statue of Wellington, usually featured with a traffic cone on its head, on the Royal Exchange Square in Glasgow, is one of the city's iconic images. In 2011, the Lonely Planet guide included the monument into its list of the "top 10 most bizarre monuments on Earth". Capping the statue with a traffic cone has become a local practice, believed to represent the humour of Glaswegians. It dates back 1980'ies. Due to minor damage and the potential for injury that the placing of cones involves, the practice is strongly discouraged by city authorities and local police. Besides, removing traffic cones from the statue is claimed to cost city authorities 10,000 annually. Regardless, the practice lives on.

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  • Copyright: Manu Sans Nom (manulevert) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 98] (565)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-07-27
  • Categories: Humorous
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/90 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-17 10:25
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