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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Racking my brains…

I have made hundreds of sketches of church interiors but seldom have I noted which church is which.  The elaborate interior shown in today’s picture has had me racking my brains.  Finally, I think I have managed to place it, as one of series of sketches I made ten years ago on my first visit to Porto.   Whilst “first visit” is strictly true, I actually “saw” Porto twenty years before that.   The vision, through early morning mist, was from seaward as we sailed down the Portuguese coast on our second voyage from England to the Caribbean.

1 comment:

  1. I had a very interesting experience in a church this morning. I was visiting the village of Church Broughton to take photos ready for a blog post due a week on Thursday. As I was looking around inside the church, the warden came in and started chatting. He ended up telling me a potted history of the church and taking me up to the top of the tower! A very unexpected surprise :)