Evidently London held first place for a long time as the number one place visited in the world, until last year. Then Bangkok took that title, and London moved to second place. Still not too shabby. I can actually say that I have been to London, and saw Big Ben in person. Not something I can say about many of the other places on the list. But, I flew into Heathrow when I was about 20 years old and stayed in the square mile for a few days before moving on to Glasgow where I studied ceramics.
This is another of my "Glimpsed" paintings in which I present to you fleeting visions of the World's 20 most popular tourist sites. It is a view of Big Ben with two Bobbies taking a stroll. One of them just found out they are being followed by some friendly ducks. I added the ducks just for so, (I thought this composition could use 'em) and made the sky a bit more dramatic than was in the original reference pic I got while perusing Google Street view. If you scroll down below my painting, I included the original screenshot. As you can see, there are many alterations I make to a reference photo before I make it into a painting I can live with.
|Ducks in London, oil, 4"x18"|
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