the world is all around us

shark’s mouth

an idea

Angels

‘I had to be Mr Darcy for the whole afternoon’

Where is now?

Our once new but now auld greenhouse was named after Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden. In the recent gales several glass panes have been blown out and our greenhouse is now … Continue reading Where is now?

“naked as Achilles ran three times round”

Charles Robert Cockerell (1788 –1863) was an English architect, archaeologist, and writer. He went on an extended Grand Tour lasting seven years, mainly spent in Greece. He was involved in … Continue reading “naked as Achilles ran three times round”

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a tomb built between 350 and 353 BC in Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus, a satrap in the Achaemenid Empire, and his sister-wife Artemisia … Continue reading The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

‘the first of a long series of wandering Hellenists’

I have been reading about the ‘Greek Revival’ and have found myself fascinated by this Antiquary:

Jane Austen

A film about a ‘Greek Revival’ cottage, near Fettercairn. Torwood cottage was built c1829. The first family to live there was the Austen family. They had a daughter called Jane … Continue reading Jane Austen