Last of Horse Wynd

Those who may be familar with some of the words and images that I share on hole ousia [a non-existent place] will be aware of my fascination with archives! Archives, … Continue reading Last of Horse Wynd

Frisky Hall

This photograph of Frisky Hall Inn was taken by Duncan Brown in 1856. This once popular Inn no longer survives. It sat within an orchard on the north bank of … Continue reading Frisky Hall

Hold Everything Dear

Featuring the gates to Sighthill Cemetery, Glasgow. When Duncan Brown took this photograph [c1856] the cemetery was largely empty. Music credit: ‘Reaching out to you’ by Snow Patrol

of absence and presence

In 1855, Duncan Brown, Janitor for the Glasgow School of Art and pioneering amateur photographer, took a photograph of five men and two boys in a garden . . . … Continue reading of absence and presence