And summer returns

Here are some photos to mark the weather, two in the garden and one of the mist burning off in the dawn: you really don’t expect England at the end of September to be so very warm. Salisbury Cathedral is not, sadly, at the bottom of the garden, but it still makes a nice late … Continue reading And summer returns

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Richard Hamilton (1922–2011)

My school art teacher Ernest Constable first showed me Richard Hamilton's iconic "Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?", but I thought this was fun. And if the artist really did sign 5,000 prints, he certainly put some work into it, even above the "many weeks" it was said to … Continue reading Richard Hamilton (1922–2011)

Bluehenge

Here's an interesting thing that raises all sorts of questions about the Stonehenge Riverside Project's discovery of a stone circle by the river Avon in 2009. Henry Rothwell told me about his attempt to put digital megaliths in excavated empty pits of the ring – and thereby he and Adam Stanford realised they seem to … Continue reading Bluehenge

Operation Nightingale

Yesterday I was out on Salisbury Plain, enjoying a bit of wind and rain and open space, to see a little project that may become big. It’s the brainchild of Diarmaid Walshe (a sergeant with an archaeology PhD). As part of their rehabilitation process, soldiers from 1 Rifles injured in Afghanistan are digging an archaeological … Continue reading Operation Nightingale