Archive for: February, 2012

Uncategorized February 23, 2012

TRACES AND SHADOWS

Agnosco veteris vestigia flammae. VIRGIL, AENEID  IV.23 My latest painting, featured in the film, is of a nocturnal street scene in front of the newly renovated West Hampstead Station – the variegated bricks you can see glinting in sunlight in my recent Urban Georgic. Shadow Play. Photo by Dora Petherbridge ______________________________ Postscript Edward recently did a

Uncategorized February 13, 2012

A DICKENSIAN BLOG (PART 2)

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret. A Tale of Two Cities  Dickens, his characters and the

Uncategorized February 12, 2012

A DICKENSIAN BLOG (PART 1)

‘Does no other profession occur to you, which a young man of your figure and address could take up easily, and see the world to advantage in?’ asked the manager.      ‘No,’ said Nicholas, shaking his head.      ‘Why, then, I’ll tell you one,’ said Mr Crummles, throwing his pipe into the fire,

Uncategorized February 4, 2012

SUBURBAN SURREAL

So close, and yet so far out! Dylan in The Magic Roundabout Crediton Hill, West Hampstead. Photo by EP Our (Kathleen’s and my) research rambles through West Hampstead’s past have taken a surreal turn this week, proving yet again the human spirit’s power to transcend nineteenth-century brick-built terraced conformity. The tree-lined Crediton Hill, photographed above,