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London United Kingdom

Old Doulton Factory – Lambeth

I received a little local walking tour from a friend who lives in Kennington. There are so many beautiful buildings in this area. I feel like I could spend the next year sketching buildings in Lambeth. Strolling down Black Prince Road, this building particularly struck me as it’s so ornate and over the top, in […]

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London United Kingdom

Kennington

Kennington, is a district in south London, mainly within the borough of Lambeth.  It’s a beautiful pocket of London and whilst there’s no way I could ever afford to live there, my friend does, so I have been lucky enough to spend quite a bit of time in the area.  The three most famous places […]

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Iran

Persepolis

This is a spread of different scenes from the ancient site of Persepolis in Iran.  My point of view to sketch was somewhat restricted by a complete lack of shade to be found anywhere  – July in the deserts of Iran is no laughing matter! I did what I could from life and filled in […]

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Iran

Isfahan

After visiting Kashan my new friends and I moved onto Isfahan, which in Persian means “half the world”. I couldn’t resist sketching this shop front, tucked down a side street in the corner of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world. Around the outside of the square, there are approximately 2km of […]

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Iran

Kashan

The next stop after Tehran was a small city called Kashan.  It was evening when we arrived so we went straight to Negin Hotel, converted from a traditional house.  It’s beautiful, the dining area in particular with a fountain in the middle, and decorations around the edge.  It really did impress me, and I loved […]

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Iran

Tehran

We went to explore Tehran after I had got roughly 2-3 hours to rest having been awake for over 24 hours. No sleep for me on the two flights I took – especially not after my heart nearly exploded running from one end of Istanbul airport to the other to desperately attempt to catch my connecting flight to […]

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Mexico

Mexico & Central America Sketchbook Flip Through

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Nicaragua

Granada, Leon and Ometepe

I did not intend to visit Nicaragua but after my scuba diving plans went south I got in touch with my new best friend Leah, who I had met on my first evening in Guatemala and she encouraged me to come and meet up with her.  It involved another 15-hour slog in a minibus but it […]

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Guatemala

Lake Atitlan

I left San Cristobal de las Cases in Mexico on a big old creaky school bus. My seatmate was a hybrid biker/hippy dude. He had a leather waistcoat, a bandana wrapped around his long grey wisps of hair and a feather earring. A perfect stranger for me to chat to…after I was done sleeping and […]

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Mexico

San Cristobal de las Casas