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

something already in the past

This wonderful photograph of a Chestnut tree in the South Downs featured in the Scotsman, 16 February 2021. I have superimposed onto this image the words of Kathleen Jamie from … Continue reading something already in the past

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