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It is said that Gormley’s reason for choosing Crosby Beach as the location for his iron man statues was that he thought of the beach as being “the opposite of pretty. It is terrific and brutal and is a working beach” ………

Crosby with wind farm

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Liverpool Quay

Princes Dock is very near the iconic Liver building, within sounds of that Ferry song and on that day, with great reflections.

Princes-Dock

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Full of character and full of characters. Pretty busy too. Good to get the last parking space in town, then try to get away from traffic (or swap one form of transport to another…..)

Whitstable-Harbour

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Slightly mysterious, it could be part of a model village, but it is full sized.

Town-Hall

Re-painted for the upcoming exhibition. And the pic of Golder’s Hill Park – see earlier blog – is being used on the posters.

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Enough sunshine to paint outside still – but even little Nell was feeling the cold. Looks like the Lauderdale House renovation will be finished in time for the exhibition in November.

lauderdale-with-steps

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Met the Glasgow Boys, introduced to the Scottish Colourists, boated on Loch Lomond and enjoyed haggis for breakfast. What treats. Lots of sketches and photos to work from….

Sketch

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There are excellent views over the city from Hampstead Heath but it’s perhaps surprising that you can still catch a glimpse of the City of London from some narrow side streets in the villageĀ  itself. Here’s one from a turning near Christ Church to the north of the town.

Hampsted-city

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