My personal blog as a 'grown-up' Goth and Romantic living in the Highlands of Scotland. I write about the places I go, the things I see and my thoughts on life as a Goth and the subculture, and things in the broader realm of the Gothic and darkly Romantic. Sometimes I write about music I like and sometimes I review things. This blog often includes architectural photography, graveyards and other images from the darker side of life.

Goth is not just about imitating each other, it is a creative movement and subculture that grew out of post-punk and is based on seeing beauty in the dark places of the world, the expression of that in Goth rock. It looks back to the various ways throughout history in which people have confronted and explored the macabre, the dark and the taboo, and as such I'm going to post about more than the just the standards of the subculture (Siouxsie, Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, et al) and look at things by people who might not consider themselves anything to do with the subculture, but have eyes for the dark places. The Gothic should not be limited by what is already within it; inspiration comes from all places, the key is to look with open eyes, listen carefully and think with an open mind..

Thursday, 7 February 2013



Congratulations to Hester Clyde, your name has been pulled, and you win a pencil drawing of a graveyard. Many thanks to Brian Turner of Alternative X and Julie, his wife, for supervising the draw. Thanks to Raven for photographing it. 

Congratulations Hester Clyde!
That's the food court of Eastgate Shopping Centre, but I promise we aren't Mall-Goths :P


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    1. I guess you won't want to post your shipping details here, so I suggest you send those to domesticatedgoth {at symbol} (I separated it all out and removed the symbol to try and avoid getting too much spam in my inbox and then I will send you the drawing :3 And I'll post it up on my blog so everyone can see the snazzy prize. It's a graveyard scene.


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