Tag Archives: landscape

torness…

Eternally grateful not to live in an earthquake zone. Torness nuclear power plant just outside Edinburgh. Am no fan of nuclear power, but am always fascinated and horrified by this building which dominates the pristine coastline it inhabits…

Don’t know about you, but it scares me…

the space in between…

…the space between Biella and Milan, the train journey punctuates my life in italy, the ever changing landscape of rice fields (risaie) is winter barren and white with frost and snow…

galician miscellany…

Galician countryside..oh yes and me…seamlessly blending in to the land of my ancestors, maybe you can’t even spot me…

Des-res in Curtis…seriously, who lives in a house like this?…David, it’s over to you!…And did you notice the Tim Burtonesque dead tree to the left…?


it’s too easy!…


Who me??? Really??? (one of the many marys of Cayon)

But back to more concrete matters…Disappearing, indigenous architecture…Beautiful, beautiful stone work. All the houses in this area used to be built like this but more on this subject in a later post…


shifting landscapes…

I watched this particular landscape for many years, it has changed a lot. It’s the view across the river from all of the various offices i have occupied during my various projects at cittadellarte….


I even saw a man die there once, some years ago… I had been stop motion documenting the river and the construction of a new wall there for months, the builders (mainly eastern European) got used to this strange woman across the river who documented their progress. They often used to wave and play air guitar with their spades…! One day, a worker was killed when his caterpillar toppled over, he would have been ok, the structure would have protected him, but i guess he panicked and tried to jump out and was crushed. Immediately all the workers disappeared, am guessing many of them were here illegally. The work they were doing remained unfinished for a long, long time.

Now several years later, a long gentrification process is going on, the vast 19 century mill complex across the river is gradually being “restored” and along with this, the river bank is being landscaped and, i hope, made available to everyone.  Actually the river bank is very seductive, full of enormous boulders and fast flowing water, it is just begging to be explored. But the industrialisation of  the river meant that it actually became a private space, with all access “controlled” by the various factories. Now that they have all been abandoned access to the river is even harder, it requires a key or a healthy sense of adventure and agility…

an earlier season – fishermen in early march…

and the local landscape…

…and in response to the last two posts, this is Edinburgh’s landscape at the moment, no watery rice fields, but instead a patchwork of green peppered with the yellowest of yellow rapeseed fields…


control tower in Edinburgh airport and great Scottish summer

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