On Norway's east coast is one of Norway's famous white villages, a historical maritime location and famous for wooden boat building and the Risør Wooden Boat Festival, held in July. Wooden boats large and small from all over Europe and elsewhere visit the festival and fill the harbour. The White Rock is a navigation landmark high in the hills overlooking the harbour and provides a spectacular view across the village and down the coast. The image is presented as a watercolour.
Lincoln Cathedral is picturesque from almost any angle, but this view from Eastgate with a light dusting of snow before all the leaves are down expresses the tranquility of this place. The image is presented as a watercolour.
The slopes of the South Common in Lincoln, whenever there is enough snow, make for a great slope to bundle up and enjoy in the late afternoon. Image is presented as a watercolour.
Evening light on stream flowing through the town of Ribe in Denmark, Denmark and Scandinavia's oldest settlement. A beautiful small town to visit! The image is presented as a watercolour
The very simple, tranquil form of the Catholic Cathedral in Münster, Westfalia, Germany is revealed as one walks through the streets and small squares of the town. This is presented as a watercolour.
The small Jutland town of Ribe in Denmark was once the capital of the country and has some beautiful buildings and streets. The Cathedral has three towers, all different to one another, quite unique and very beautiful. Image is presented as a watercolour.
The Keukenhof in Holland is only open for 8 weeks each year, in Spring. It is where the Dutch bulb industry shows off its latest creations and varieties. The enormous estate, full of forested areas, lakes, formal and informal gardens, is maintained and planted with millions of flowers and each year they are removed and replaced for the following year. Put it on your bucket list! This image is presented as a detailed watercolour and shows best in a large canvas or print. In a small canvas or print the watercolour detail is less likely to show and it will appear more as a photo.
The small Norwegian coastal village of Risor has a long history of fishing and wooden boat building. There are numerous places along the indented coast where people live and work, many with their own slips to work on their boats. (Impressionist oil rendering)
Lincoln Cathedral once had spires on its towers and the central spire made it the tallest building in the world for many centuries. A happenstance image was caught with the tower and spire of St Swithin's Parish Church in the foreground obliterating the Cathedral Central tower and donating its spire to give a humourous impression of how spectacular the Cathedral must have looked.
My watercolour rendering of this 15th Century brick castle as viewed from the public village access