Twelve cities (Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne, Copenhagen, Berlin, Munich, Bologna, Venice, Milan, Florence, Rome, and Bern), eight countries (France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland) and twenty seven sketches in three weeks. Just me, a train ticket, a backpack and a sketchbook.
St Pancras, London. Just setting off on my three week adventure around Europe. One rucksack and six art pads.
Rue La Fayette, Paris. View of a Metro sign from a cafe.
Leliegracht, Amsterdam. Near Anne Frank’s house. The museum is worth a visit.
Vondelpark, Amsterdam. A huge park – bikes, joggers and fearless herons.
Auf Dem Rothenberg, Cologne. A short walk from the Lindt chocolate museum.
Nyhavn, Copenhagen. Near Hans Christian Andersen’s house. The harbour is lined with lots of sail ships.
Overgaden Neden Vandet, Copenhagen. Near Christiania – an occupied part of the city.
Kastellet, Copenhagen. It’s in an army fort. Near the Little Mermaid statue.
Lustgarten, Berlin. I drew this early in the morning, and the marathon was on, so the streets were empty.
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin. There’s a museum beneath it – has very moving exhibits.
East Side Gallery, Berlin. A section of the Berlin Wall, with artwork on both sides.
Via Saragozza, Bologna. The longest stretch of porticoes in the world. It’s popular with joggers.
Fondamenta Rezzonico, Venice. It was chucking it down. So I took shelter in a museum cafe to draw this.
Ponte Tre Ponti, Venice. Drawn from a cafe, after a long search for a view with decent shelter.
Calle del Dose da Ponte, Venice. It was still raining. So to draw this picture, I stood under a tiny archway.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan. It’s full of high-end fashion stores and restaurants.
Castello Sforzesco, Milan. The banks of the castle’s old moat are popular with local sun-worshipers.
View from the Uffizi Gallery cafe, Florence. Massive queues to get in the gallery.
Il Giardino Bardini. Drawn in a garden overlooking Florence.
Arch of Titus, The Forum, Rome. Just up the hill from the Curia, where Caesar was murdered.
The Pantheon, Rome. View of the dome from inside. Amazing to think it’s almost 2000 years old.
The Colosseum, Rome. View of the Amphitheatre from inside.
The Zytglogge clock tower, Bern, Switzerland. It has both a normal and an astronomical clock. It’s also just a few feet away from an amazing chocolate store.
Bear Park cafe, Bern, Switzerland. View from the cafe of houses dwarfed by a bridge. The bear park is free.
Bern Historical Museum, Bern, Switzerland. A small Harry Potter looking building in the museum’s grounds.
Musee d’Orsay, Paris. A popular view of Paris through the glass of a giant clock face.