Tag Archives: Wales

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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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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On Becoming a Fish

  “Change,” he always said, “happens at the edge, the frontline, tideline, the thick line that sparks a fight and then, perhaps, a kiss. This is where we know who we are” he said, “by seeing who we are not”. … Continue reading

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Psychogeographic Review’s Recommendations – May 2013

  This past month Psychogeographic Review has been reading:    ‘Scarp’ – Nick Papadimitriou Nick Papadimitriou’s meditation on walking, landscape and his upbringing in North London under the shadow of the ridge of land he refers to as Scarp    … Continue reading

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Swimming Against the Stream

  You dreamed of this island and I wanted to buy you the book Remember? You said it was too much.   The river sweeps past Hilbre’s rocks carrying the silt of Berwyn Hills out into the Celtic sea.   … Continue reading

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