Friday 30 March 2007
I’m busy with the lighthouse inspections, so I won’t be writing anything original here for a while. Let this engraving mark the time I am spending offshore. Islands have such evocative names: Who would not want to go to South Solitary Island, or Booby Island, or Low Isle, or Cliffy Island?
I am happy to travel by helicopter, with no horses on board.
, a nineteenth century German engraving, perhaps loosely based on Robert Stevenson’s Bell Rock lighthouse
, near Arbroath on the eastern coast of Scotland. [Engaved beneath the picture is the title Bell Rock
and the lines Aus der Kunstanst des Bibliogr. Inst in Hildbhsn.
and Eigenthum der Verleger.
. The plate is numbered LX
at top right. There is no date.]