Filmed at the Mains of Ulbster with Sian, on Wednesday 5th February 2020. You can read more about John Sinclair of Ulbster (1754-1834) here. This film is for Alexander McCall … Continue reading The Gate of Angels
This film begins with the voice of Antony Gormley, an artist that I would die to meet: Music credit: from Ghosteen by Nick Cave and the Bad seeds Special credit: … Continue reading Goodbye to all that
For Arthur. Music credit: ‘Ghosteen Speaks’ by Nick Cave and the Bad seeds
All material used in this short film, apart from archive footage of my children, was taken by Peter on a visit to Glasgow on Monday 9th December 2019. Music Credit: … Continue reading The world is beautiful
Introducing Girgenti At Girgenti you can still hear two girls sing. Girgenti followed Paestum From Thimble Row to Discoveries:
This is my final film on Girgenti:
It might have been the other way around: Paestum may have followed Girgenti. Nabokov once said that he “did not believe in time”. What follows is Girgenti [in the form … Continue reading Girgenti followed Paestum
Girgenti followed Paestum in a blue sky summer that was not little. Beneath this sky two girls sang. It was a beautiful summer.
Thesis 1389, and that of Dr Iain Smith give an account of Girgenti following the death of Captain John Cheape:
Captain John Cheape died in 1850. Unmarried and with no children, he left Girgenti to six Scottish hospitals. Girgenti was then sold and re-sold. Summer was giving way to autumn.
After serving as a Captain in the Napoleonic wars Captain John Cheape “retired” to the Girgenti of his imagination: