French Second Empire

William McNicol Whyte, a Scottish architect introduced ‘French Second Empire’ to Glasgow. In doing so he put two fingers up to ‘established taste’: [to play a short film about William … Continue reading French Second Empire

Stravaiging need not be lonely

Peter’s short films on gates and gateways [please click on each image to play a different film]: A rain-faded notice pinned upon a gate: G A T E W A … Continue reading Stravaiging need not be lonely

horse-rider-eagle

Yesterday morning I explored Silvermills in Edinburgh. Sadly, not very much of this once ancient village survives and the alchemical projects of James IV are all but forgotten. However I … Continue reading horse-rider-eagle

More of a journey than a gateway

I have been scraping our rusty and paint-flaked garden gate. This gate dates back to 1880, the same date as our house. I wonder how many folk have opened and … Continue reading More of a journey than a gateway