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Altiplano, Travels in the Bolivian Highlands

The first thing I recognised when I stepped out of my hostel the next morning was my father’s description of the light. A fierce, white sunshine that cut every detail of the city into razor sharp relief. Beyond, the mountains looked beaten flat like giant billboards in its glare. I wondered if they would suddenly collapse in a strong wind, leaving nothing more than a tangle of scaffolding and dust.

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Monarch of the glen, edwin landseer, 1851

The Monarch of Glen Feshie

Rather than an anachronistic throw back to a bygone era maybe Landseer’s magnificent stag could come to represent a vision for a future landscape.

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Nature’s Children

It is all the stuff of growing up that so many of us remember, or wish for our own kids and grandchildren. A muddy childhood spent scrabbling around in leaf litter and building dens that will never, despite all expectations, last the winter. Life lived at full tilt, in the moment, outdoors.

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