This is St Mary’s college in St Andrews, dedicated for centuries to the study of divinity. This picture was taken from inside the old library, named after Professor James Gregory, the renowned 17th century mathematician and astronomer.
The latticed windows have a special way of letting the sunlight flow into the dark wood-panelled hallways, that renders the outside even more picturesque and the inside even more peaceful.
I have tried to take a few pictures to reflect the serenity, but they do not do it full justice. So words may do a better job. Continue reading
The morning after the night before – Drawing with ink and wide nib
Welcome to my 50th post on this blog!
The Influence of the Ring
It is in this chapter that we get our first glimpse of the power and evil influence of the Ring. Continue reading
Posted in Literature, Tolkien
Tagged Bag End, Bilbo Baggins, Frodo, Gandalf, Literature, LOTR, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit, The Long Expected Party, The Lord of the Rings, The Shire
Gandalf arrives in Hobbiton – Drawing with ink and wide nib
WHENEVER autumn arrives, when the leaves turn red and orange, and there’s a new chill in the air, I feel it’s a time for new challenges. I’m sure there’s a strong connection with the fact that in the UK, the new academic year begins in autumn – our childhood routines live on in our subconscious. Continue reading
The next recap of ‘Mysterious Cities of Gold’ is finally here! I figured it was high time I returned to the the 16th century and our voyage to the New World…so here we go, and it’s an especially dramatic episode this time! Continue reading
Posted in Mysterious Cities of Gold
Tagged 80s Cartoons, Anime, Character analysis, Episode 3, Episode Recap, Esperanza, Esteban, Heroes Again, Mendoza, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Season 1, Summary, Zia
Last week I returned to one of my favourite hiking routes on the South West Coastal path, Lulworth Cove to Weymouth. A World Heritage Site, it’s one of the best Jurassic coastlines in the world, with striking geological landforms.
Posted in Hiking, Nature
Tagged British Countryside, Cliffs, Dorset, Durdle Door, Fossils, Hiking, Jurassic Coastline, Lulworth Cove, Nature, Photography, Sea, South-West Coastal Path, Walking, Weymouth
Every now and again it’s fun to opt for something less wordy here at the blog. Middle-earth usually provides the inspiration. I have a habit of doodling on random bits of paper I find – very often it will be the proverbial back of an envelope. A series of lines or a bit of shading might sometimes morph into a sketch, which somehow or other takes a Middle-earth turn. I usually have no idea what scene or even character the sketch represents, but that’s OK – I like to leave it ambiguous. Continue reading
Posted in Art, Tolkien
Tagged Art, Artwork, Bilbo Baggins, Drawing, Drawing of Thorin, Dwarves, J.R.R. Tolkien, Middle Earth, Middle-earth Art, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Thorin, Tolkien