Sunday, 15 September 2013

Garrison Bell

Garrison Bell
Watercolour on Paper
22cm x 29.5cm (8.5" x 11.5")

Earlier in the year, Elaine and I had a wonderful holiday on the Isles of Scilly. We stayed in Hugh Town – the largest town on St Mary’s (the largest island). The islands are unique. They remind me of small tropical islands with beautiful scenery and fantastic beaches, but this is juxtaposed with old English villages and a mixture of Mediterranean weather and Atlantic storms. They seem very relaxed because there are virtually no cars and the only way for visitors to get around is by foot and by boat.

This is the bell on top of the Garrison Gate in Hugh Town. We walked around the garrison walls on our first day. This was one of our Mediterranean weather days. We walked around the rest of the island in our waterproofs on one of the more typical British weather days.

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