This film is for Sian. Thanks to Mike Mckenzie for writing such a beautiful song from his home.
Cimbrone, July 1993 Just wed, Peter and Sian, together on the ‘infinite terrace’, could just see the ruins of Paestum. Wow! This, the view from the hill-top gardens of Cimbrone. … Continue reading Cimbrone
Introducing Girgenti At Girgenti you can still hear two girls sing. Girgenti followed Paestum From Thimble Row to Discoveries:
This is my final film on Girgenti:
A few selected passages or sentences from ‘A room with a view’ by E M Forster:
It might have been the other way around: Paestum may have followed Girgenti. Nabokov once said that he “did not believe in time”. What follows is Girgenti [in the form … Continue reading Girgenti followed Paestum
Girgenti followed Paestum in a blue sky summer that was not little. Beneath this sky two girls sang. It was a beautiful summer.
Thesis 1389, and that of Dr Iain Smith give an account of Girgenti following the death of Captain John Cheape:
Captain John Cheape died in 1850. Unmarried and with no children, he left Girgenti to six Scottish hospitals. Girgenti was then sold and re-sold. Summer was giving way to autumn.
After serving as a Captain in the Napoleonic wars Captain John Cheape “retired” to the Girgenti of his imagination:
This is a family film from summer 2018. I disagree with those who may argue that to be a professional, academic or scientist that it is better for us to … Continue reading it was a beautiful summer