The pestling of the Hippocratic oath by a market-driven world

I have come to consider mortar & pestle pharmacy signs as representing the pestling of the Hippocratic oath by a market-driven world, aided and abetted by existential fear. One of … Continue reading The pestling of the Hippocratic oath by a market-driven world

The Laundry Problem

This film is about Patriothall Laundry in Eyre Terrace, Edinburgh. Built in 1904 it was recently demolished. Please note: some of the images used are of Craigmillar Laundry and the … Continue reading The Laundry Problem

For my mum and dad

Please click on each image to play each short film on Edinburgh.  These films are for my mum and dad. Mrs Picken, an elderly widow, who day after day, year … Continue reading For my mum and dad

Conjectured: ‘a kidnapper in Drummond Place Gardens”

Some memories of James Buchanan, age 74 years,  as reported in the Scotsman on the 18th of October 1898: