St. Mark’s Basilica [waking up in Venice]

In the photographic collection of the University of St Andrews I came across this 1880 photograph of St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice.  All these years later, this beautiful scene has hardly … Continue reading St. Mark’s Basilica [waking up in Venice]


Last night I gave a talk on Tamrawer to the Banton Heritage Society. I called my talk ‘Do not forget. Do not forget’. What follows are the slides that I … Continue reading Tamrawer


This calotype, taken in Forres, circa 1882, includes my father’s grandfather, John Gordon [seated in the centre]. If you look closely you will see that he has a squint. John … Continue reading Squint

The gate to Abergeldy

To play this short film please click here or on the image above. This film is based on a  recent journey to Deeside to meet with a friend to walk … Continue reading The gate to Abergeldy