During WWII, Loch Ewe in northwest Scotland housed a naval base where the Arctic convoys of ships bound for Russia gathered.
This book contains 12 photographs of relics from that time. Included in the book is a description of the base’s history and towards the back, under miniatures of each photograph, the function of all the military artefacts are described.
These historical remains discovered amid the haunting beauty of Loch Ewe evoked an emotional response in the author. In an attempt to reflect the feelings of the military personnel working at the loch during the war, alongside each image there is a poem or piece of contemplative prose.
The rich, rural landscape of the village of Montelupo and its surrounding area is part of a little known region called Le Langhe, in the province of Piemonte. Its people are closely linked to the land through family history or current lifestyle. Many feel passionate about the place and have a strong sense of identity with this region.
In Enchanting Place, Le Langhe is described using sixteen key words or phrases which evoke images of physical features or activities. Photographic images that exemplify these have been created from within a five-mile radius of the village of Montelupo and - it is suggested - represent a microcosm of Le Langhe as a whole. Accompanying each photograph is a piece of poetic text written by a local person which reflects their emotional response when describing the image, their way of life, family and community.
The aim of the book is to encourage the reader to discover the region and to appreciate the depth of passion that the people have for this enchanting place.