Friday, 27 May 2011

Eryx


Just one sketch this week from a recent day trip, so I'll show you some photographs and take you on a virtual tour!
Erice (Eryx) is an old town with mythical origins, sitting on top of a mountain overlooking the sea.
There are two castles, one built on the ruins of an ancient temple of Venus.


Visiting this town is like going back in time as you wander through its cobbled streets and past medival churches.





                                          and the view from the castle is spectacular!

10 comments:

nanke's stuff said...

What a magical place that is. How I'd love to see it in person. Your photos are lovely, and you did a wonderful sketch, too! nancy

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

The colors in your sketch are beautiful! Gorgeous pics, too.
So very nice!

Ann said...

What a wonderful place this must be. Love your sketch!

Tahirih said...

Wow! You've been busy! Me too...it's been a while since I visited. I love this, and also your other new work. Especially the Geraniums...beautiful!

Sue Pownall said...

Thxs for the tour, it looks an interesting place.

Like the colours in your sketch.

magpie said...

magical indeed. I picture jousters in armor and ladies I'm medieval dress.

frayedattheedge said...

It looks fabulous - perhaps another place to put on my 'to-visit' list!! Love your work as always!

. said...

I like how you did this work in soft pastels again, its dreamy (and I like the shading)... The view is just breath taking, glad you shared that with us.

Dale. Australia said...

Beautiful little sketch. Wonderful spot and wonderful pics. I look forward to more sketches from your photos of this fascinating little town.

Alex said...

Feels like scenes from Studio Ghibli movies =) love the pictures, beautiful sketch!

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