Sunday, November 27, 2011

Virtual Paintout in Arles

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Roman Amphitheatre
Watercolour, crayon and marker
©2011 Charlene Brown

The Virtual Paintout is in Arles,France, this month  – and, unlike the last few Paintout locations, this is a place I have visited for real.  It’s about 15 years ago now, but I recall being rather disappointed trying to find Van Gogh-related buildings or streets, and deciding at the time that this Roman ruin was the most interesting place in town! Here’s the link to this Streetview of the Rond-point des Arènes which I’d have to admit has ‘tourist trap’ written all over it!  I say this with some fondness, however… Many of my favourite places happen to be tourist traps – including my hometown of Banff in Canada.