Shortly I'll be diverting posts to a new Life and Limb blog for a few weeks. You lucky people will get not just me, bit others too. Don't fret, not gone quite yet though!
The reverse view shows where the Chapel would have been built, the row along the back replacing the former stables and facing Chestnut Street, where the Oceanography building now stands.
The floorplans below show number nineteen on the left, and the new extension planned to link up to the Chapel. In reality, the drawing room ( bottom left)continued to be used for that purpose, and the new build never happened.
Okay, it has been a while I know. In apology to you, my humble reader, here's one of the designs for the expansions of the Bishop's Palace ( number 19 Abercromby Square) from the beginning of the century. This is the view from the rear of the buildings ( where the Oliver Lodge buildings now stand). Formerly the rear had been stables but the plans suggested a new grand chapel ( pics to follow), and joining up with the main house.
How's that, forgive me for not posting?
Another resident of the Square with a claim to fame in the medical arena was Dr Richard Caton (b.1842). A pioneer in Electrophysiology, amidst his may achievements he was the first to demonstrate the existence of electrical currents in the brain in 1874.
Yes I know I owe you some info and a pic soon, my but you're demanding! I'm busy over at https://www.facebook.com/lifeandlimb. All shaping up lovely there. And to be fair I'm doing Abercromby Related posters and leaflets for it!
Just watched ‘Set Fire to the Stars’ as my dvd arrived and I inexplicably missed it at the pictures. I must say that I appreciated it immensely ( ‘liked’ would probably be the wrong word, but then again anything purporting to be actually based on DT’s life that I ‘liked’ would probably make an awful movie). Far too kind to DT and Brinnin in places of courses ( as these things necessarily are) but I think probably the best thing produced on film the entire anniversary year. That’s not to say the others things were lacking any way, but I think here and there, and sometimes inadvertently, it probably captured an essence and impression ( not impersonation) that was much needed. And not overplaying Dylan, even at his most fallible, was part of that. As was avoiding the clichéd final tour ‘vision’.
I don’t think the feelings behind the explanations ( words) or delivery to hide the insecurity has been captured quite as well before, even if it was only momentarily done here. Or the fact that the words ( meticulously crafted as they were) are only the gateway for other people to access to the sense and feeling. And the fact that the letters to and from Dylan contain more deliberately obfuscated meaning than the ‘pomes’. And that the obfuscation there was could be avoided if he’d wanted, but words being an imperfect medium for thought, while also being the best medium available, obfuscated meaning is actually truer poetry to the thought. And that makes perfect sense in my own head. Words are, after all, an imperfect medium for thoughts.
Okay. I liked it. I just didn’t ‘like’ it. Very glad it was made though. Deserves a far wider audience.