Category Archives: Psychogeography

Underneath the M90

Up above, the sound is like a collision of thunder arriving from north and south. Traffic heading to unknown destinations, running up and down the asphalt spine of the M90 motorway. Here, underneath the flyover, the concrete walls have become vast, … Continue reading

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The Brutalist Butterfly

Walking up Lady Lawson Street in Edinburgh, I stopped for a closer look at Argyle House, an office block dating from 1968, designed by the architectural practice of Michael Laird & Partners.  The building has many critics and is often … Continue reading

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To dwell means to leave traces

. Very small ghost sign on doorway entrance, St Leonard’s Street, Southside, Edinburgh. . “To dwell means to leave traces”. Walter Benjamin . . On the front elevation of the same building. Traces of the old bell pulls. ≈ Now … Continue reading

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The Desire Line of Water

. from source to sea: the desire line of water rarely follows a straight path . . Flux -> Flow -> Gravity -> Time: all combine with light, to reveal the sounds and colours of falling water . . All of the utterances. From … Continue reading

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Weathered Walls (I – VII)

. The stones hold and keep, the memory of every raindrop I II III IV V VI VII From the North facing walls of Dunfermline Abbey Church. A church has probably existed on this site since 1070. Now playing: David … Continue reading

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Following the Falling Water

  .   .             ≈≈≈   . . ≈≈≈ .   ≈≈≈       Images taken from a short walk on the Water of Leith, between the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art … Continue reading

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Memories of Water: Glen Bridge Car Park, Dunfermline

. 1772 arriving at a fall it becomes useful in turning five mills . Thomas Pennant,  A Tour in Scotland and Voyage to the Hebrides, 1772, Volume 2 (London: B.White, 1776). Now playing: This Heat – ‘A New Kind of Water’ … Continue reading

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