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A Sedimentary Resonance

Viewed from my vantage point on the old lifeboat station, Hilbre’s role as guardian of the seaward approach to the River Dee becomes clear.  Her cliffs, layers of weathered red and yellow sandstone come to a point just here.  Sitting … Continue reading

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Psychogeographic Bingo Dérive

  On a dérive one or more persons drop their relations, their work and leisure activities, and all their other usual motives for movement and action, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters … Continue reading

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Psychogeography: Taking Back the City

  The sudden change of ambiance in a street within the space of a few meters; the evident division of a city into zones of distinct psychic atmospheres; the path of least resistance which is automatically followed in aimless strolls … Continue reading

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Beating the Bounds: A Dérive Around the 1857 Boundaries of Brew Town

Dewdrop had called it a circumnavigation, but the reverence with which he handles the map this morning as he shows me our route suggests it’s something more akin to a pilgrimage for him.  When he rang me last week he … Continue reading

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Deva Dérive

Deva Victrix: outpost of the Roman Empire, bulwark against the raiding Brigantes and garrison home of the Legio XX Valeria Victrix.  Nowadays known as Chester. A day out in Chester offers the opportunity to explore the city: to walk its … Continue reading

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