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

‘The reality of editing’

Extracts from the Scotsman review of ‘A swim in a pond  in the rain’ by George Saunders: This is a film about a house that was called ‘Rockville’. It was … Continue reading ‘The reality of editing’

Left-behind gateway

This is a film about a house that was called ‘Rockville’. It was built by the architect James Gowans at the end of Napier Road, Edinburgh. Rockville was demolished in … Continue reading Left-behind gateway

‘Every great architect has an unmistakable idiom’

James Gowans (1821-1890) was not just an architect. In future posts I intend to tell you more about James Gowans and what he created. The above image was taken on … Continue reading ‘Every great architect has an unmistakable idiom’