Wednesday, 27 October 2010

St. Helens

 Visit to St. Helens, UK. I was able to make a stroll before the dark set in, and made these 2 sketches. Left the backside of the Sefton Arms in center of town.
The bottom sketch is an original glass melter from about 1790, part of the St. Helens museum "world of glass", located next to the hotel I stayed in.
England has a lot to learn about food: we went to an Italian restaurant; much to our surprise we got mashed potatoes with our meat.... No pasta for miles.
Bezoek aan St. Helens, Engeland. Ik kon nog net een wandelingetje maken voordat het donker werd. Bovenste schets is de achterkant van een lokale pub "Sefton Arms". Beneden de uit 1790 stammende glasoven, onderdeel van het museum "world of glass".


Jesús Garrido said...

excelente amigo, precioso dibujo, ested es artista

Beá Meira said...

Have you seen the Kurosawa paints?

Rodney said...

Mooie schetsen met een goed oog voor sfeerbepalende details!

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Jesus, Rodney. Bea, you mean Akira Kurosawa, the filmer? I did not know he was a painter. I'll check it out.

Rob Carey said...

These are both great sketches- very interesting subjects. Bummer about that food.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Rob, the sidedishes were even worse: fried patato, cabbage and peas. But all in all it was not all that bad.