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Summer tour sketch 13 - Derry city walls

Posted On: Friday 27th September 2013
Summary: A sketch of Derry city walls in pen and neopastel

Blog Tags: Sketching   Townscapes   Buildings   People in paintings   Pen and ink   Street scene   

derry walls sketchDerry or Londonderry? The locals are more likely to call it Derry. Certainly this is a place where Republican sentiments still simmer. Walk along the top of the wall to the right and within 5 minutes you are overlooking Bogside. As we looked across the valley, a fire was lit, and a fire engine arrived. Protest is not far away.

In contract to all that, the heart of the city is historic and fascination, with a perimeter wall that rivals Dubrovnik (OK, without the views)

This is a small sketch done on the spot in ink and 2 monochrome  neospastels.

 

 

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