Aldbar castle, south of Brechin was demolished in 1965.
The Den o’ Aldbar is very beautiful. It is a quiet place where Nature is reclaiming antiquity:
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
A quote from ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald. This is for Mrs Picken.
Quotes about gates (one of my fascinations) from ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald
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
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
I am no gatekeeper.
I have always been fascinated with gateways. This is the first in a series of G A T E K E E P E R films. Let it be clear: … Continue reading Gatekeeper [summer edition]
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
A film about gates and gateways: