Tag Archives: Edinburgh

Above the City: Leaving / Returning

a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time Patrick Geddes and the resourceful creatures see clearly that we are not really at home in the interpreted world Rainer Maria Rilke – The Duino … Continue reading

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Around about the Winter Solstice – 2015

. through the longest night city lights                      nod to the solstice moon . . with a turning of the sun, weak but stronger, the eternal return of expanding light . … Continue reading

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Three November Skies

. Two divining rods dowsing the sky . A fragment falling pooling at my feet ≈ Looking from Leith Walk, Edinburgh, on 25th November towards the vestiges of the Shrubhill tramway workshops and power station. The power station opened in 1898 … Continue reading

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William Gear (1915 – 1997) – City Art Centre, Edinburgh

We have already written a fairly long piece on the painter William Gear (1915 – 1997). Gear was one of only two British members of the post-war, European, avant-garde movement CoBrA in the 1940s. He went on to produce some of the … 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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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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City State / Citadel

 .   . . Now playing:  Arne Deforce & Mika Vainio – Hephaestus

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