Saturday 27 September 2008: Shine a Light
open a door
For all to see
'Open Doors Day' in Edinburgh, not that we'd remembered. A morning spent at the farmers market, then wandering the shops getting some clothes for the upcoming holiday (as well as completely unintentionally a very nice overcoat for wearing over the suit come the proper cold weather).
On the way home we passed the Mansfield Traquair Centre, which had its doors thrown open, and we went into have a gander at the Phoebe Anna Traquair murals therein. So of course I don't manage to blip one of those, instead preferring one of the stained glass windows dotted around the building.
Startling to think that this building was in danger of going to ruin when deconsecrated as a Catholic church. Saved in part by the Cockburn Association and the time and money of many many people. It makes you wonder why we can so easily forget the wonderful architectural past, and how modern day creations will stack up in the future. The anonymous glass and steel that proliferates - I just can't see us venerating it in a few hundred years time. Actually, I can't see that happening in even 50 years time, but I didn't want to seem over pessimistic.
Not much else done with the day. The frame for the base of the permanent chicken run is almost finished, ready for having concrete poured into it next week, and there's less ironing left to do now.
Rock n' Roll people. Rock n' Roll.