This pen and watercolour painting of Sandwich Guildhall is one I pained over a rather relaxed French lunch in Le Bistro http://www.nonameshop.co.uk/bistro/
The whole business eating, doing the pen sketch, putting the paint on took about two hours, while contemplating how old which bit of the building was.
The answer is the blue bit is 1597 the red bit 1912 and the green bit 1973, a tricky one for the architectural enthusiast.
Sorry I should have taken a better photo of the building than this one showing the watercolour as well.
It’s a bit like the situation in Canterbury where the medieval buildings obscure the view of the cathedral from The High Street that I used to enjoy in the 1970s, time travel is a peculiar thing.
On to Manston airport, which closed a year ago today, well the council are to decide on reviewing the situation a week today, here is the link to the agenda item http://democracy.thanet.gov.uk/documents/s46404/ManstonAirportextraordinaryreport21may2015.html?CT=2
My hope is that the council will decide to put the issue forward for public consultation, so that the new council has a proper mandate from the Thanet electorate for the Manston issues.