The wide-angle camera lens doesn't do justice to the rolling hills however and has the effect of flattening everything out.
I much preferred drawing it and focusing on the distant hills, while also getting in a more panoramic view in my Moleskine watercolour sketchbook.
A couple of days later I found myself with an hour to spare in nearby Brighton (while Margaret took t the grandchildren to the cinema) and so sat in the Old Steine gardens and drew a couple of buildings. No time to colour them in, so I did the watercolour painting when I got home.
I made the lampost far too big and shoujld have done better with the foreground generally, but time was short and this was the best I could do. Here is a photograph of where I was painting from
If I'd had longer I would have added the fountain in but it was really quite tricky with fish curled around the base. A job for another day perhaps.