Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Arundel




7"X5.5" Pencil on paper

Anyone who knows West Sussex probably knows the Black Rabbit in Arundel. It is perhaps one of the most famous pubs in the south of England. We thought we would stop there for lunch on the nicest Saturday of the year to date. Needless to say, so did the rest of the local population and probably not a few who drove down from London and further afield. Never mind, it was a nice day for a walk so we didn't really mind parking half a mile away, and by the time we got back the crowds had thinned a little and we found a nice table by the river.

This is the river Arun where my mother used to row (the silhouette in the distance is Arundel Castle which I will try to do to greater justice one day). She and her fellow rowers would stop in at the Black Rabbit for a pint. It must have been a lovely spot then before it was discovered by the crowds. The couple depicted here were oblivious of me but a gentleman sitting a little closer thought I was drawing him and got quite self-conscious.

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