Tag Archives: VARC

Second Edition

It was the best of sunny Highgreen that saw the launch of the second edition of the publication last Sunday. Aside from the story of the invention of contour lines – and lots of images – there’s a short piece … Continue reading

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Sharing Day

Sunday 23rd April between 2 and 6, the Great Lines Project will be back at Highgreen Manor, Northumberland. It’s only a small part of the next Sharing Day, the main event is artist in residence Lucy May Schofield’s beautiful new … Continue reading

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Chain of Custody

The earliest map visited on my travels is of a navigation channel for the Spaarne by Pieter Bruins, Bruinsz or Bruinszoon in 1584. The dotted line marked ‘7 voet’ probably denotes water ‘deeper than’ and as such I consider it … Continue reading

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Maps & Words, Lost & Found

Is there a correlation? A month before the exhibition opening my mum finally lost the map of her house, even when stood in the kitchen surrounded by ‘white goods’ there is nothing there she recognises. I say “by the sink … Continue reading

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Levelling

“The bottles are partially filled with coloured water through a small opening at the top of the tube frame; a cap fits over the opening. The bottles are connected above and below with hollow tubes.” Before me is a ‘recipe’ … Continue reading

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Altitude

A moment of idle curiosity led to downloading a phone app for altitudes. It uses two systems: GPS and ASTER (a digital elevation model) and now, as I write, note I am sitting at either 402 or 396 feet above … Continue reading

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Gaining Perspective

I stare at the YHA building undecided, memory has tricked me; I thought the start of the path up was to the right of the building, now I see it was always to the left. I remember that it was … Continue reading

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