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An Unreliable Guide to London

This is a guide to a city you never knew existed, right on your doorstep.  Blink and you’ll miss it.                             We live in London.  We come … Continue reading

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T.S. Eliot and the Flâneur

  Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets And watched the smoke that rises from the pipes Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows? …   Tom Eliot was not a flâneur, or at … Continue reading

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The Ladies of Llangollen

Wordsworth knew them, the first time he met the ladies was in the garden at Plas Newydd.  Their maid showed him through the house and out into the garden where he found them standing arm-in-arm before a luxuriant spread of … Continue reading

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The Buried Giant

The rocks they had discussed from below now loomed before them and Axl could see, as they came ever nearer, how they were arranged in a rough semi-circle around the top of a mound to the side of their path. … Continue reading

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The Polish Embassy

It’s very easy to walk straight past the Polish Embassy in Wrexham without noticing it.  It’s a narrow, understated and not particularly distinguished building on the town’s High Street.  It also happens to be pub called the Royal Oak. The … Continue reading

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Permanence and Impermanence: Auggie’s Pictures

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They’re all the same, but each one is different from every other one.  You’ve got your bright mornings; your fog mornings; you’ve got your summer light and your autumn light; you’ve got your week days and your weekends; you’ve got … Continue reading

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The Fairy Mount

For in one sense Faerie represents a species of limbo, a great abyss of traditional material, into which every kind of ancient belief came to be cast as the acceptance of one new faith after another dictated the abandonment of … Continue reading

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The Castle of the Raven King

‘Relic of Kings! Wreck of forgotten wars, To winds abandoned and the prying stars.’ William Wordsworth, 1824 He keeps calling this a thin place which, to be honest, I find a little presumptuous. It’s true that a soon as we … Continue reading

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Psychogeographic Review’s Recommendations of the Year

Book Recommendations Darran Anderson – Imaginary Cities (2015) Darran Anderson’s Imaginary Cities is a weighty, erudite book which propels the reader on an exhilarating journey through the history of the city in art, architecture and the human imagination. But, like some … Continue reading

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Space, Shadow and Light: The Films of Carl Theodor Dreyer

Nothing in the world can be compared to the human face. It is a land one can never tire of exploring. There is no greater experience in a studio than to witness the expression of a sensitive face under the … Continue reading

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