Sunday, May 13, 2007


these are from around Derek Jarmans house and garden, near the old Dungeness lighthouse and nuclear powerstation. In his last years Jarman famously created a garden around his house with sculptures made from debris he found on the beach. The space around it and the beach nearby are so eerie and so beautiful at the same time. Especially in spring when the few plants and flowers shooting out of the stones seem even more alive. There is a Shakespearean sonnet(?) engraved in one wall of the house. Old boats are moored, little huts stand around randomly. Debris. Rotten old chains. Someone fishing in the distance. A walk down to the sea...a little train going from the lighthouse all the way to Hythe. A nature reserve. The quality of the <<<>> between...

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