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
Summer followed Paestum with a blue sky day:
Paestum is a special place for Peter and Sian as we visited it when on our honeymoon in Amalfi. Peter’s favourite photograph of Sian was taken at Paestum that summer: … Continue reading and summer followed
Girgenti took me back to the Greek city of Paestum and it’s three ancient Greek temples in the Doric order. It was on our honeymoon, in the summer of 1993, … Continue reading ‘Took me back’ to Paestum
Girgenti house, near Stewarton, East Ayrshire, was named after a temple in Sicily. Girgenti House was described in the New Statistical Account as being “built in rather an uncommon style”. … Continue reading Introducing Girgenti
I came across this broken tombstone in Stewarton Churchyard. It was erected by “Alex. Smith in memory of his father”. It was the inscribed words, worn, broken and shattered, that … Continue reading Shall Angels Wait