Aldbar Castle

Aldbar castle, south of Brechin was demolished in 1965.

The Den o’ Aldbar

The Den o’ Aldbar is very beautiful. It is a quiet place where Nature is reclaiming antiquity:

Nyūmon

The nyūmon plays a dual role, both defining the boundaries of space and inviting visitors in. The word has been used by many Japanese writers for what we call “introductions”. … Continue reading Nyūmon

apples on the sill of the window

A quote from ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald. This is for Mrs Picken.

Quite beyond my reach

Quotes about gates (one of my fascinations) from ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald

In search of lost time

A film about Robert Scott, Robert Scott Moncrieff, Walter Scott, Henry Raeburn, Marcel Proust and a left-behind gateway that brings them all to auld Fossoway. This film is for my … Continue reading In search of lost time

vagabond language

A family follow the Cypress avenue at Craigtoun Park to the gatepiers (1974) Notes: The architect for Craigtoun died the day I was born (but 53 years before) My daughter … Continue reading vagabond language

What story might you create: Skeldon House Lodge

I have always been drawn to gates and openings. I am sure that I am not alone in feeling the thrill of the landscape’s invite: the approach, the anticipation of … Continue reading What story might you create: Skeldon House Lodge