Thomson’s Scotland is an ongoing series of remakes of photographs taken by the Scottish landscape photographer W.S. Thomson MBE (1906-1967) in his beloved home country.

  • Travelogue – 6 February 2024

    Travelogue – 6 February 2024

    The Mitchell Library II Another day at The Mitchell Library is on my agenda. A few minutes before opening time, I leave my apartment. I stop to read their mural advertisement just around the corner on the east side of the library. Whoever wrote this, I love it… On this chilly but bright morning, I […]

  • Travelogue – 5 February 2024

    Travelogue – 5 February 2024

    The Mitchell Library Under a dreary sky and the heavy traffic on the M8, which splits the heart of Glasgow in two, I gasp at the monumental dome of the Mitchell Library. The Mitchell is the most extensive public reference library in Europe, and the centre of Glasgow’s public library system. The library was established […]

  • Travelogue – 4 February 2024

    Travelogue – 4 February 2024

    Up North to Glasgow More than five years ago, I left Belgium, where the views from the train were often spoiled by hideous planning projects, outhouse-scattered back gardens and rubbished wasteland. Of course, sometimes, wonderful and unspoiled scenes attracted the eyes. It was not all doom and gloom.  Today, I am going to Glasgow from […]

  • Corran Narrows

    Corran Narrows

    Photographer and historical researcher Estelle Slegers Helsen has been wandering around Lochaber in the footsteps of the Scottish photographer W.S. Thomson MBE (1906-1967). Since 2021, she has taken photographic remakes for roughly 75 years after Thomson initially captured the landscape and has talked to local people along her journey. This is article #21 The Scottish […]

  • Glen Nevis

    Glen Nevis

    Photographer and historical researcher Estelle Slegers Helsen has been wandering around Lochaber in the footsteps of the Scottish photographer W.S. Thomson MBE (1906-1967). Since 2021, she has taken photographic remakes for roughly 75 years after Thomson initially captured the landscape and has talked to local people along her journey. This is article #20 In Thomson’s […]