Pavilions and Pineapples!

Well, pineapples and pavilions really! I have been planning the decorations for a friends wedding the last few weeks, and on the way back from viewing the reception venue we stopped at the Tickell Arms in the south Cambridgeshire village of Whittlesford.  I usually prefer to be on my own to draw, but it was a lovely day and we sat in the garden so I got my watercolours out. There is a pergola structure at the side of a small pond, and at the end of a little path under the pergola a big stone bowl on a pedestal with a lattice work fence behind.

The perspective in the sketch is all wrong, and we laughed as the lattice took on the appearance of a large stone pineapple!

'Garden at the Tickell Arms', or, the 'Mysterious Stone Pineapple!'

‘Garden at the Tickell Arms’, or, the ‘Mysterious Stone Pineapple!’

A week or so later I was in Brighton wandering around the beautiful gardens at the Royal Pavilion. Plenty of real domes, pillars and pedestals here! Must be a stone pineapple somewhere! A bit of a challenge, but I managed a sketch of the entrance to the gardens!

The entrance gate to the Royal Pavilion gardens, Brighton. From inside the garden.

The entrance gate to the Royal Pavilion gardens, Brighton. From inside the garden.

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