'I Sleep and Watch'
Observing places that affect imagination, memory and perception.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Traquair The Bear Gates
Probably the best known gates in Scotland. Installed by Charles Stuart fifth Earl of Traquair at the end of the avenue in 1738. Used for only six years, famously they were closed after a visit to the house by Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie). The Earl declared that they would remain shut until a Stuart was crowned King in London.