London Sketchbook June 2010: Places

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On my first morning I had breakfast at my fathers favourite London breakfast place, where he’s been going when in London for more than 30 years now. I made this watercolour to pay my respects to it. Originally it was supposed to be just a preparation for a postcard to send home, but the detail on the globe, shop sign and molding quickly made me give up on that idea.
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The next place that caught my eye was the backside of a restaurant. I just can’t resist the backsides of old London houses.
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Victoria Embankment Gardens.
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Having cream tea at the National CafĂ©, as I had two years ago with my mother (yes, this was also supposed to end up as a postcard, but didn’t (yet)), and randomly walking around.

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A view of the garden of the house I was staying in on a warm but dark afternoon. I like the fairytale like dangerous mood this seems to have, although it is really just a charming little rowhouse’s garden. The drawing on the top right is one of the plants that had tried to make a living in the roof of my host’s bathroom, as you can see in the picture on the lower right.
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That same bathroom from another angle.
And some more backsides, from sidestreets or the garden again.
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