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A bit of my history of how I started painting pubs

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A bit of my history of how I started painting pubs

Arriving to London
I arrived to London from Chile in June 2004. It was around the first week and the summer was just round the corner. Wrongly I supposed that London could be cold even in summer, so I came wearing a very warm coat, scarf and hat and after I left Heathrow and came to central London I really noticed the 33 Celsius degrees in this day.
Discovering the Pubs
Few hours had passed from my arrival and someone invite me to have a walk in the park to stretch my legs. I was near Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. As an architect I was immediately in love with the architecture and then the park. I born and grow up in the Atacama desert where in some parts the relative humidity was 0%, some slightly rain every ten years and the greenery was really zero, so for me the park was really fantastic. Did not take too long to discover the pubs and absolutely fall in love with them. In those time there was available only my little and basic camera (still far from the devices we have today) and anyway I was happy and excited to be in London and during my walks I started to sketch them in my notebook. The first months I did not count with more materials and only carried with me my sketchbook and my pen and one day I decided to add colour to my sketches, so I bought some basic watercolours and did it. Slowly I started to do them in separate format and more adequate paper.