Europe09: Day 07 - Caernarfon to Llandudno via Beaumaris and Penryhn

November 3, 2009 | Leave your thoughts

Day 07 – I am still in my first week and only 6 spreads left in my book! So I had to be careful today so that I did not totally run out!


Although an impressive castle, I was overdoing the Edward I castles a bit and didn’t intend to visit Beaumaris. However the place I really wanted to see was not open till noon… So what else was I going to do with myself… I couldn’t just find somewhere nice to sit and relax could I?????

Penryhn Castle was a REAL highlight! Wow! I really really want to go back. A Victorian masterpiece full of consistently impressive interiors all in Romanesque style (many based on Durham cathedral which I was planning to visit – alas wasn’t able to get inside…but more of that in week 2!)

Here are my three pages that I did – I plan to do a more careful plan and elevation sometime….

I know that I am a hopeless case to draw my food all the time…but often it is the only seated sketch opportunity one has in the day!

After all the heavy slate coloured stone castles that I visited a seaside resort town was a delightful change… Such a pity I only arrived at 5pm in the evening and had an early start the next day. I enjoyed sketches these so much – a great way to finish my Welsh book….    

In fact this was the last page – I paced myself too well and had a page spare… So just had to sketch my dinner to finish my book.

Wow! End of Volume 1 of my Europe 09 trip.


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