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The Camera Obscura, on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

camera obscuraMy sketch of the Camera Obscura and World of Illusion, which has delighted and intrigued people in Edinburgh for over 150 years

Mirrors, lenses and daylight combine to produce a moving panorama of Edinburgh’s city centre, projected onto a viewing table within the mid 19th Century purpose built visitor attraction.

 

Over six floors of optical illusions and interactive exhibits, your mind will be tricked, amazed and engaged. Great fun for all the family, I can’t wait to return! For more information about the city centre attraction visit their website, link below.

 

This sketch featured in this week’s WhereArtI competition and was drawn to create this table number illustration below. My full set of Edinburgh table numbers can be ordered for any event, including weddings and conferences. To see more drop me an email at contact@edinburghsketcher.com

 

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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions website

 

The Royal Yacht Britannia created from Lego bricks

Britannia_Lego detailLego is everywhere in Edinburgh at the moment, including the Royal Yacht Britannia in Ocean Terminal, Leith.

Visit the five-star visitor attraction, regularly voted the UKs best attraction, just now and you will find an 11 foot Lego model of the ship on display. Using 40,000 bricks it took Lego model maker and Arbroath fisherman Jim McDonough, 51, five weeks to complete on his dining room table.

 

Britannia was launched from the John Brown & Company shipyard in Clydebank on 16 April, 1953. For over 44 years she served the Royal Family, travelling over one million miles to become the most famous ship in the world.

 

My sketch shows a tiny part of the model and you need to see it up close to realise the amount of work which has gone into the 1/37 scale model.

 

For more information and to book your tickets visit the Briannia website below.

 

Sketch is created in fine liner pen with a watercolour wash.

 

 

Royal Yacht Britannia website

 

A festive trip on board The Royal Yacht Britannia

RoyalYachtBritannia_festiveDrawingRmToday the I took the Sketcher family for a festive trip aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is permanently berthed at Ocean Terminal in Leith.

The ship was launched from the John Brown & Company shipyard in Clydebank on 16 April, 1953. For over 44 years she served the Royal Family, travelling over one million miles to become the most famous ship in the world.

 

A floating museum I find seeing the cabins, engine and living rooms fascinating, especially just now as the whole ship has a festive sparkle. The Sketcher twins loved it too, now almost five they loved using the ‘speaking’ hand held boxes. Keying in the numbers of each room which then led to them being told a little history about the location.

 

The sketch above is from the very Christmassy Drawing Room on board, and the one below is the deck which curves around the ship.

 

Look out for Captain Bear on board too, count the furry toys as you travel around the attraction for a chance to win a family hamper from the Royal Yacht Britannia gift shop.

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The Royal Yacht Britannia website

Watch what happened when Santa visited the Royal Yacht Britannia HERE