Category Archives: Public places illustrations

Impressionistic renderings of city parks and gardens, plazas, public areas, etc.

Bubble Table at Szimpla Kert – Animated image from Budapest

Bubble Table
A fanciful view of an otherwise messy little room on an upper floor of Szimpla Kert

Szimpla Kert is a romkocsma, which means ruin pub in Hungarian, located in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest. I fell in love with the place. The term “ruin” is not used lightly – the whole place, particularly this room, looks like it was taken over by deranged squatters.

Workshop in Nafplio – Animated Image

Workshop in Nafplio
An animated vision of a very interesting door in a small alley in Nafplio, Greece

For me, this door is irresistible. It’s got fairytale written all over it.

Captured this on a walkabout in Nafplio, a very charming and beautiful town in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese).

I only had a few days off from a short assignment in Athens and wanted a different taste of Greece. with the limited time and resources I had, Nafplio was a perfect fit. Very happy I made the trip.

Szimpla Kert – Animated Image

Szimpla Kert
One small area on the first floor of Szimpla Kert, the Budapest Ruin Bar

My own particular, very subjective and surrealistic take on the Szimpla Kert ruin bar in Budapest. When I went there, it was love at first sight. This is one small area on the first floor of the romkocsma, (means ruin pub in Hungarian), located in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest.

Obviously a day capture. The night scene here is a different beast. The animations (quite a few if you look closely) represent how I see that place. I would definitely have made this pub my personal hangout if I lived in Budapest!

Yellow Scooter – Animated Image

Yellow Scooter
I love scooters – they’re all over Europe – this one from Greece

Guessing this was the delivery vehicle for the restaurant.

I loved the colour matching the exterior wall, and the red of the break and reflector lights matching the interior wall.

Charlotte in Budapest – Animated Image

Window with a history on the upper floor of the inner courtyard at Szimpla Kert

One of the many details that attracted my attention at Szimpla Kert, a romkocsma, or ruin pub in Hungarian, located in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest. This is a daytime impression, with added animation all my own, of the place. The night scene is an altogether different experience.

Red flowers at dusk – Take 2

Played around a little bit on this new take from my Nafplio painting.

Fall in Nafplio
Smoke volutes escape from the wall in a small Nafplio garden, at dusk.

First snow at the pub

An animation from a painting of the Yew Tree, a pub in Alresford, Hampshire, in southwest England which was a very nice find!

Part of my ongoing preparation for the Art + Photo exhibition I will be participating in with Georges Dutil and David Morris, at the Atelier/Galerie Marc Gosselin, in Montreal, 17-26.05. 2018. #Montrealexhibition, #art#photo#TRIAGE#exhibition

First snow at the pub

Berlin’s U6 stops in an English pub – Animated gif

Berlin’s U6 line stop in a UK pub
Animated gif from 2 of my paintings

An animated gif of 2 of my digital paintings, merged to create this spoof of exhaut fumes from Berlin’s U6 tram spilling outside of the photograph in an English pub.

Red flowers at dusk – animated gif

Red flowers at dusk animated gif
At dusk, Nafplio, Greece – Animated gif study

Animated gif built from a small courtyard I photographed in Nafplio, Greece, in 2016.  The red of the flowers bursts out in the fading daylight, almost as if the flowers were luminous.