Italia (II)

More from Italy. An olive tree in Salo – alas, my skill with coloured pencils is weak.


A view from a restaurant in the town centre of Gardone de Riviera.




Some pictures from my stay in Munich the other week.



The Church of the Trinity on Pacellistraẞe:


The Kunsthaus:


Marienplatz, in the city centre:


A beer (Augustiner Dunkel), sitting outside the Tattenbach pub on Tattenbachstraẞe. I was trying to draw the reflection of the sketchbook (and my hand on it) in the beer glass, but my skill was not quite sufficient:


Britain (still more of)

I recently visited England, to see family and introduce my girlfriend to the beautiful scenery of the English countryside. (And introduce myself, a bit, as I grew up in a city.)

This is a building in Leominster. Outside was an infoboard describing it as “a remarkable building”. I wrote this on the drawing (as you can see) and have now forgotten the actual name. Googling “leominster remarkable building” gets me nowhere. [EDIT: my girlfriend, who has a better memory than I, has found it for me.]


At the top of St. Lawrence’s church in Ludlow, I sought to draw some of the gothic pointy bits with gothic knobbly bits on. I have no idea what they’re called. Neither did my father.



During my time in Germany, I had occasion to visit a Slovak friend working in Regensburg (he speaks extremely good German, and is teaching the language to various young refugees and other foreigners who need to get to A2 level in a hurry so they can get some German education.)

The inside of the train looked like this.


Regensburg is full of interesting buildings. I got out of the train station on the wrong side and saw this:


The cathedral was large and gothic. Last week there was a protest – some refugees were camping out there and refusing to be moved because Germany had decided to send them away from the peace and beauty of Bavaria to somewhere more brutal, less human, less prosperous – I can’t remember where but it was in north Germany. What they’ll do if Germany decides to send any of them back to Afghanistan, I dread to think.



Some bits of buildings.


The Jewish cultural centre.


I don’t know what this building is. Probably something important but I forgot to check on the map.