23 Pebble Alcove

Wander around Stowe Gardens and you’ll come across a curious structure, a Temple with an alcove that’s all decorated with pebbles. I was going to play a guessing game again. You know where it is, but the title sort of gives it away, doesn’t it.

Here’s the work in progress.

And the finished Pebble Alcove Painting

Original painting of the Temple at Stowe 23 Pebble Alcove - Cathy Read - ©2018 - Watercolour and Acrylic - 17.8x17.8cm - £154
23 Pebble Alcove – Cathy Read – ©2018 – Watercolour and Acrylic – 17.8×17.8cm – £154

It’s a curious construction and is exactly what it says it is. A charming alcove decorated in Pebbles. Constucted in 1739, it’s aged well, minus a few pebbles.

And the Answer is…

The subject of yesterday’s Bolt Painting can be found just inside the main door to Buckingham’s Old Gaol

(BTW, you can find some prints from this series in the gift shop.)


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