Urban forms


Denny Church Walk

[fimg id=7341124464] I stumbled upon this riding down to Falkirk from Stirling in January. [fimg id=7341124810 size=Medium][fimg id=7341124612 size=Medium] The great concrete 1960s Church Walk blocks in Denny, Falkirk, officially Scotland’s Most Dismal Town 2010. [fimg id=7155975933] The townsfolk requested the honour, hoping that it would help to prod the […]


Courthill House

[fimg id=5917123938] Heading up the coast of the Northwest Highlands, on the road from Kyle of Lochalsh to Applecross and Torridon, a brief glimpse of the mountains of Skye down the length of Loch Kishorn is soon hidden behind the trees and a high wall of big stone blocks. [fimg […]


The ruins of St Colmac’s

I went to the little island of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde, on the southern edge of the Highlands. [fimg id=6756927777] On the road to Ettrick Bay you pass St Colmac’s church and graveyard. [fimg id=6756932393 size=Medium][fimg id=6756928961 size=Medium] Built in 1836 for the second Marquess of Bute, of […]


Winter fogs past

[fimg id=4191541184] I love those freezing winter nights, when everything condenses into one big fog. [fimg id=3357022266 size=Medium][fimg id=3400849003 size=Medium] And the light blurs… [fimg id=3187903194] [fimg id=143152364 size=Medium][fimg id=351952915 size=Medium] And the shapes merge… [fimg id=3192687464] [fimg id=353903902 size=Medium][fimg id=352823582 size=Medium]


Millennium Bridge

Ten years ago today, a new bridge across the Thames was opened in central London, between St Paul’s Cathedral in The City and the recently opened Tate Modern and Globe Theatre attractions in Southwark’s Bankside. [fimg id=4352511224] The media loved it: another public project that perfectly fit their millennium story, […]