On a recent excursion elsewhere, a friend tipped me off to the existence of the gorge at Craighall, through which runs the remains of the abandoned A93 road from Blairgowrie to Glenshee. It’s funny to think that the bridge was constructed in 1994 and the road decommissioned in 2008, both of which are well within […]
Situated outside Livingston, the psychiatric hospital at Bangour Village was founded in 1906 as Edinburgh District Asylum – one of the first in Scotland to be modelled on a village. In 1918 it housed up to 3000 patients. During the second World War, patients were transferred temporarily to Hartwoodhill Hospital. Around 1924-1930 it gained a […]
The study of shapes and lines of trees in Inverawe continues. This time, we span all the ages from a young wayside beech sapling to my favourite goat willow (Salix caprea), the Old Friend in an increasing state of collapse (but none the less loved for that!).
A study in decay.
I can never remember whether these are thistles or teasels. Either way, it’s quite an impressive ball of spikes. Go on, say it: you don’t want to be sitting on that…
Detail of a rusted padlock on a cast iron gate, basking in the late evening sunlight.
Detail of an air-pressure gauge in a disused petrol-station.
This pump in an old abandoned petrol-station was enjoying the last few rays of evening sunlight.
When life gives you bath-tubs… stick to the ceiling.
Horizontal market business fail. Dead shop specialising in vertical blinds, Stranraer.