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Alwyn Crawshaw's
TV Series
"Watercolour Cruise"
Double DVD Set

Crawshaw's Watercolour Cruise

8 x 25 minute chapters over 2 DVD's


This series follows Alwyn on a fabulous cruise on board the Saga Rose, an elegant ship built for Cunard in the 1960s.

The series starts in Jordan, and from there Alwyn cruises down the Red Sea to Egypt, then up through the Suez Canal to Israel.
Finally, he crosses the Mediterranean, spending a day in Sicily before reaching his final destinations, Cadiz and Seville.

Alwyn visits and paints some wonderful locations during the cruise, including the rose red city of Petra, the banks of the Nile from a felucca, the Pyramids, Jerusalem and Seville.

Combining travel with painting and Alwyn's infectious enthusiasm, this popular and colourful series gives a real flavour of the exotic places he visits and various painting techniques.
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Disc 1

CHAPTER 1: PETRA

Alwyn introduces the series from the ship as it sails into Aqaba. From there he travels to Petra, the ancient city carved into stone and reached only by a narrow passage through the Shera Mountains.
Painting and sketching subjects:
The Siq, a natural gorge that connects the famous Treasury to the rest of the city, and the Urn Tomb.

CHAPTER 2: AMMAN

Starting at the The Citadel, site of the ancient city of Philadelphia, Alwyn takes us around the Jordanian capital, visiting an archaeological dig, the spice market, two mosques, a pastry shop and a street-side café.
Subjects:
The Temple of Hercules; archaeological diggers; the spice market; the Blue Mosque and a man smoking a hubble-bubble.

CHAPTER 3: LUXOR AND THE SUEZ CANAL
Arriving at Safaga on the Red Sea, Alwyn crosses the desert on his way to Luxor for a trip on the Nile in a felucca, followed by a visit to the Colossus of Memnon. Finally, he cruises through the Suez Canal, on his the way to Cairo.
Subjects:
Feluccas, camels, boatmen and the Temple of Luxor, all done on board a felucca; the Colossus of Memnon; a variety of subjects along the Suez Canal.

CHAPTER 4: GIZA

Alwyn spends the entire programme at Giza, the site of the Pyramids.
Subjects:
The three main pyramids from a distance, the Pyramid of Chephren with the Sphinx in front, a profile of the Sphinx in close-up, a camel.
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Disc 2


CHAPTER 5: JERUSALEM

Alwyn starts his visit on the Mount of Olives, looking across at the ancient walled city. Having painted a panoramic view, he enters the city through one of the nine gates, visits the Wailing Wall, walks up the Way of the Cross and through the Arab Quarter to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Subjects:
The Temple, Wailing Wall, rooftops of old city


C
HAPTER 6: LIFE ON BOARD

Cruising across the Mediterranean, Alwyn takes the opportunity to enjoy life on board the ship. During the programme, he meets the Captain, sketches the bridge, chats with the ship's art club, indulges in afternoon tea, sketches the crew's tug-of-war, paints a sketch he did at the Pyramids and visits the ship's kitchens as dinner for 500 passengers is prepared.

CHAPTER 7: MESSINA

Messina is Sicily's main port, and Alwyn sketches the harbour, visits the Cathedral Square and sketches the world's largest astronomical clock, and paints the Saga Rose from the water's edge.

CHAPTER 8: SEVILLE

Capital of Andalusia, Seville is perhaps Spain's most beautiful city. Alwyn visits the cathedral, paints a typical street scene, takes a tour of the city in a horse and trap, and a paints a panoramic view of the city from across the Guadalquivir River.


£19.99 special £17.99 + Postage & Packaging
Region Free - will work on any DVD Player

 



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