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I first discovered this fantastic resource in May 2005. Amazing how one can navigate unexpectedly from Clinical depression to Hairy ball theorem in 2 hours, perhaps one causes the other ... :-)    This is the quick way to do it, but it's not the route I used!!

I have now discovered the Symbolist painter Odilon Redon and his fantastic early charcoal works, including the incredibly appropriate Cactus Man. Also, check out the utterly brilliant Spirit of the Forest - this leaves Munch for dead. Not to mention Julio González, cubist sculptor, a contemporary of Picasso, and his enigmatic Monsieur Cactus.

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Some Words of Wisdom

John Buchan

Chic Murray

James Maxton

Contributions and things to do[edit]

My Contributions
Articles  •  Featured on DYK  •  Images


Articles to create
Empire Exhibition (Glasgow)  •  North Bridge (Edinburgh)  •  Pitreavie Castle  •  Ravenscraig Castle  •  Rainbow Theatre  •  Jack Coia  •  Alan Marcuson  •  Black Duncan Campbell  •  Cruck frame  •  Jankel Adler  •  National Trust for Scotland properties (missing articles)  •  Castles in Scotland (missing articles)  •  Historic houses in Scotland (missing articles)  •  Ian Beesley  •  Gered Mankowitz  •  Jim Marshall (photographer)  •  Henry Diltz  •  Bob Gruen  •  Grange Cemetery  •  Warriston Cemetery  •  Izzi Metstein  •  Andy MacMillan  •  Dana Stone  •  Sinclair & Girnigoe Castle  •  Castle Cary  •  Ardkinglas Estate  •  Hill of Tarvit  •  Scottish National War Memorial  •  Earlshall  •  Oxcars Lighthouse  •  Arnold Bronckorst  •  Tommy Morgan  •  Johnny Rep  •  Robert Scott Lauder  •  Duddingston Tower  •  Adolphe Smith  •  James Mackay Bryson  •  Ken Potter  •  Keizaburo Shimamoto


Articles for re-write / expansion / cleanup
Floors Castle  •  John MacLean  •  Mary Barbour  •  Mellerstain House  •  Peter Howson  •  Ray Winstone  •  Drummond Castle  •  Wilhelmina Barns-Graham  •  Ben Nicholson  •  Trevor Bell  •  Sandra Blow  •  David Bomberg  •  Beryl Cook  •  Jessica Dismorr  •  Alfred East  •  Stanhope Forbes  •  Terry Frost  •  Patrick Heron  •  Howard Hodgkin  •  Bill Brandt  •  Kevin Carter  •  Alfred Eisenstaedt  •  Peter Lanyon  •  Bob Law  •  Tom Phillips  •  Annie Leibovitz  •  Niko Pirosmanashvili  •  Jane Bown  •  Robert Capa  •  Larry Burrows  •  1943 Naples post office bombing  •  Foulis Castle  •  Balvaird Castle  •  Drummond Castle  •  Braemar  •  Duns Castle  •  Stirling Castle  •  Hammerbeam roof  •  Rannoch Moor  •  Dunbar Castle  •  Castle Campbell


Articles needing images
Articles in Category:Scottish painters  •  Articles in Category:British painters (and all related categories)  •  Articles in Category:Scottish photographers  •  Articles in Category:British photographers(and all related categories)  •  Inchmahome Priory  •  Finlarig Castle  •  Robert Lorimer  •  Damien Hirst  •  John Piper  •  Alfred Stieglitz  •  László Moholy-Nagy  •  Man Ray  •  Chris Ofili  •  Marcus Harvey  •  Richard Billingham  •  Sam Taylor-Wood  •  Will Lang Jr.  •  Don McCullin

Useful links[edit]

The Wikipedia Signpost[edit]

The Wikipedia Signpost
Volume 12, Issue 272016-10-14

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Interesting stuff[edit]

Picture of the day

Dendrogramma is a monotypic genus of siphonophore identified in 2014 from a collection of specimens gathered in 1986. Although specimens were at first identified as two species, D. enigmatica and D. discoides, these were later shown to represent varieties of a single species. When Dendrogramma was first discovered, it was speculated that the genus could not be classified into any existing phylum. However, examination of RNA material identified it as a siphonophore in 2016. The specimens are presumed to represent parts (bracts) of a larger organism whose entire morphology is unknown.

This diagram, depicting the holotype, was included in the article which first described Dendrogramma.

Photograph: Jean Just, Reinhardt Møbjerg Kristensen, and Jørgen Olesen
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Reads Landing School
Reads Landing School

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Model of the Schiaparelli lander
Model of the Schiaparelli lander

Tasks we can all help with[edit]

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Fix spelling and grammar

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Fix original research issues

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Improve lead sections

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Add an image

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Translate and clean up

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Images of Scotland to make you smile[edit]

Looking across the Lynn of Lorn to Lismore Island
Inveraray Bridge over Loch Fyne
Kyle of Durness
Quiraing, Isle of Skye
The Torridon hills viewed from the Shieldaig peninsula.

More words of wisdom[edit]

Chic Murray

Woodrow Wilson

Mary Queen of Scots



Sir James Dewar

J. M. Barrie

Sir Walter Scott

George Bernard Shaw

James Boswell

Dr John Arbuthnot

Vandal humour[edit]

A collection of amusing vandalism encountered while on RC Patrol. This is intended to grow over time into my own personal BJAODN

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