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Urban Sketching: Canterbury (part of Mailing Road and the Maling Room)

A part of Mailing Road in Canterbury
The Maling Room in Canterbury
photo by Kevin Boyd


work in progress ( photo by Kevin Boyd)

At the Maling Room.  Good coffee in there.
Work in progress.

I was in Canterbury yesterday with the rest of the Urban Sketchers and we were sketching around the Mailing Road.  Great place.  So many nice little boutique and antique shops.  A beautiful area.  If I could afford to move there I would.    I didn't even get to wander and shop around like I thought I would.  I just wanted to get some sketches in.  It was raining so I had to make sure where I drew had a roof.  I actually spelt MALING room as MAILING room yesterday too and had to fix that.  Oops!

I had a great time yesterday and I will go back on my own time.  I want to check out the antique shop this time and just look through the shops. 

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