The following is a companion film: Context to these films: To see what Scott saw So humble, so lacking in egotism Wallace Road West Dron Hill Farm
What follows is some of the archive material that I found that relates to the WALLACE Road: the ancient high road through the Ochil hills:
I recently suggested to my friend Ian that I would like to find a gate that I had come across a photograph of in the Canmore archive. To me the … Continue reading ‘So humble, so lacking in egotism’
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:
Thursday 20th February 2010. Aldbar, south of Brechin. The trees are of Alblar are now at their best [but not ‘maintained’] The family of Alblar has been forgotten. [The castle … Continue reading Aldbar
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
On Monday I was driving nowhere in particular [it is often better than driving somewhere]. Hale Bopp was with me: stravaiging need not be lonely. We came across this gate … Continue reading Stravaiging need not be lonely
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]