It is wonderful to read in the Herald that £100,000 has been set aside to keep Scotland’s auldest library going. I have visited Innerpeffray library with Sian and also with … Continue reading “was really quite radical . . .”
I recently made this film [below] – but had no idea until I read a review in Scotland on Sunday – that Constitution Street in Leith is the subject of … Continue reading ‘Finding hope in an age of anxiety’
A fictional street where Peter lives. This film was made on the 15th September 2019. Given the timing, if you think that this filmy may be political, you may be … Continue reading Constitution Street
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:
Rachel made these wonderful flower pots for me for Father’s Day.
“Meet you at the statue in an hour” is the closing line of the song ‘Piazza, New York Catcher’ by Belle and Sebastian. This line is repeated twice. … Continue reading statues
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: