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

Iron gate sensitivity

This film is one of a series of omphalos films on gates and gateways. This film is for Thomas Hadden, Blacksmith, East Silvermill Lane, Edinburgh. Image credits: CANMORE archive Music … Continue reading Iron gate sensitivity

Attempts to enter the mind of the writer through the gateway

One of my fascinations/obsessions is with gateways. I realise that this may seem odd, however surviving gateways often lead to places that are no longer there. I have come across … Continue reading Attempts to enter the mind of the writer through the gateway

Last Monday

The following poem is addressed to Robert Hepburn who died in Temple, 1798.  It is based on a  stone gateway that has out-survived the house that it long since introduced. … Continue reading Last Monday