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Eddie Procter
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Landscapism: Navigating the interface between landscape history and deep topography of place
Landscapism: Navigating the interface between landscape history and deep topography of place

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Take the long road and walk it
Mapped above is the route of a week long walk I will be undertaking in June, linking up the estate landscapes and medieval route-ways of the three case studies of my PhD research: Llanthony Priory, Llantarnam Abbey and Tintern Abbey in the southern Welsh Ma...

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Chuck Berry - Promised Land: rock and roll topography
Chuck Berry at his topographical best, using wit and pathos to describe an epic journey by bus, train and aeroplane from Virginia to California in 'Promised Land': I left my home in Norfolk Virginia California on my mind I Straddled that Greyhound, and roll...

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Tintern Abbey - landscape perception survey
As part of my PhD research I am carrying out a survey into present day perceptions of the impact of Tintern Abbey on the surrounding historic landscape of the Wye Valley.  If you know the area and would be willing to participate in the survey then you can c...

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Hatterall - Hill towards the sun
The Hatterall ridge looking north from its southern-most point at Trewyn 'hill fort'. The Hatterall, or versions of it, is a long-standing name used in times past for the eastern uplands of the Black Mountains, now used more particularly for the heights bet...

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Deep topography practice – landscape walks as PhD fieldwork
Composite map of the
landscape walk routes in the Llanthony Priory case study (Source: map drawn in ArcGIS using ArcGIS World
Imagery basemap). A note here on the experiential landscape
walks that I am undertaking across the three case study areas on which ...

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This Machine Kills Fascists
Fuck Trump All You Fascists - Woody Guthrie (a real American hero) I’m gonna tell you fascists You may be surprised The people in this world Are getting organized You’re bound to lose You fascists bound to lose Race hatred cannot stop us This one thing we k...

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PhD Research Paper #4: A diversity of words and images - topographers and antiquarians, artists and writers at Llanthony and the Vale of Ewyas
From time to time I will post 'bite size' chunks of the material I am preparing for my PhD thesis: works in progress, but content which I feel may be of interest to a wider audience. All will be very much draft versions, not necessarily - probably not - ref...

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New Paths to Helicon Part 1
New Paths to Helicon Part 1 , sublime dread from Mogwai juxtaposed with footage from US atom bomb testing in Nevada (via  zootelevizor/ YouTube ) .  And if you survive this, then try the My Bloody Valentine remix of Mogwai Fear Satan.  Happy New Year!

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Tintern Abbey: A ghost of the shape it once had
'A ghost of the shape it once had', a misquote from Ronald Johnson's long-form poem, The Book of the Green Man;  reflections on travels around Britain in 1962, passing by Tintern on the way:  ‘We have forgotten, now, the original inspiration of Tintern Abbe...

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In search of monastic granges
The sandstone of Tintern's abbey church: '' purple through mauve and buff to grey’ under a glowering November sky.   Over the last couple of days I have been out and about in the exceptional Autumnal light, ranging across the Anglo-Welsh borderland of Monmo...
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