Month: February 2020

Voices in the Mist (2)

Continued from Part One. From a distance it looks too stark to be a monument. The eye is, initially, disappointed as the form makes its modernistic impact. Both the height of the pylons and the width of the base ( a massive 6,000 tonnes of steel-reinforced concrete) look devoid of detail… but this is an illusion, for the Canadian National Monument on Vimy Ridge … Read More Voices in the Mist (2)

The Echo Cafe…

It would have been difficult to foresee the full social effects of the internet. It is now apparent that our lives have been changed, forever, in ways that are simultaneously warped and wonderful. Being socially and politically aware was difficult enough in a pre-online world. In this new, ‘wired’ age, where perceived connections of opinion are shared across social media, the intersection of money, … Read More The Echo Cafe…

Hill-of-the-Buried-Sun…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
* …It was, after all, rather disconcerting to be thus accosted by a total stranger… * “Does this count?” he demanded, ferociously, and pushed an admittedly intriguing photograph across the bar at us. “Does that count as what?” * “One of them ‘Black’ places” “Well, it might do, what is it?” * “It’s one of them there mounds.”…

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