The colourful village of Riomaggiore.

A new drawing and watercolour of one of the colourful villages on the Cinque Terre coast of NW Italy. Here is my line and wash of Riomaggiore, which is probably the largest of the Cinque Terre villages, at the southern end of this area. The coast here is typically very rocky with steep slopes and […]

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The Tudor House on The Green, Northleach

Northleach in Gloucestershire is an old market town perhaps best know for its impressive ‘Wool’ church. The town has many fine stone buildings but for me the half-timbered Tudor House in an area known as ‘The Green’ is a star attraction. This building is presently occupied by a family Butchers at one end and a […]

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Stratford Upon Avon – half timbered

Travelling up to Stratford Upon Avon in Warwickshire and attempting another go at this row of half timbered buildings. The building on the right is the Garrick Inn, which apparently dates from the 14th C. Some nice carvings in there including animals and figureheads. This pub is also the subject of one of my earlier […]

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The Church Gatehouse at Long Compton

The village of Long Compton is about halfway between Oxford and Stratford Upon Avon on what used to be the old A34 road. Here the road winds through some lovely countryside. A couple of miles to the south are the Rollright Stones, a rather gnarled stone circle, part of a group of prehistoric monuments. From […]

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