A day sketching in Basingstoke

I took myself off to Basingstoke today, to the town centre. I wanted to capture the “Costa del Basingstoke”, a striking yellow and blue development that overlooks the Anvil car park. (The Anvil is Basingstoke’s main concert venue; its car park is conveniently close to the covered over part of the town centre, as well as the railway station and a particularly pretty part of not-covered-over town. The car park also has the benefit of not being the Festival Place car park, which is enormous and confusing. I think it might even have a roof that can’t be parked upon).

With a quick sketch (and several quicker photographs) complete, I headed off to outside-the Malls. I (re)discovered that the name of the church that dominates the area is St. Michaels, and was subsequently amused by the fact that Marks and Spencer have a back door opposite the church.

I then returned to my car via the Malls.


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Scientist. Writer. Mother. Above all, artist. Seeking to extract and demonstrate the extraordinary beauty of the ordinary and the overlooked. Still wondering how to meld physical science and art. Always curious. Always looking. Always thinking.

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