The Wall

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Granton Harbour Breakwater, Edinburgh, UK

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LanguageEnglish
Duration13.44 minutes
CostFree

A Sound Walk and Installation on the Western Breakwater, Granton Harbour, Edinburgh, Scotland.

You can locate this soundwalk and installation by taking the West Harbour Road, and turning onto Chestnut Street. There is a ‘Private’ sign. Turn left onto Hesperus Crossway, and go to the very end of the road.

Slip through the fence and walk forwards. It is a dead end and in front of you is The Wall.

During the past few years, place names have been changed, walls have been smoothed over, fittings removed, and ‘messy’ buildings have been redecorated so as to almost wipe out any hint of their former daily functions. The result is a gentrification and appropriation (in the name of regeneration), which erases most external reminders of the past. It must be remembered, though, that ‘the past’ was made by people, and many of those people still live in the area. Their memories are who they are; this past is a valuable part of their lives.

Tamsin Grainger

United Kingdom

I am a walker, writer, collector of images and sounds, and Shiatsu practitioner. Until Covid-19 restricted my travel bug, I lived in Edinburgh for half the year and moved around Europe for the other 6 months. I am mostly in Scotland now, although have rece...

Near Granton Harbour Breakwater, Edinburgh, UK

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