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

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

Hold Everything Dear

Featuring the gates to Sighthill Cemetery, Glasgow. When Duncan Brown took this photograph [c1856] the cemetery was largely empty. Music credit: ‘Reaching out to you’ by Snow Patrol