Yurt

October 26, 2010 § 9 Comments

9 months ago in December for Marion’s birthday, one of her friends gave her a wonderbox for a present. This wonderbox was to spend a night somewhere; since we are moving back to England on Sunday we thought we better use it.

We decided to stay in a yurt which was based near Niort. When we arrived the host welcomed us with some house Pineau, which is always nice! The yurt was really pretty and cute; it was all hand painted with typical Mongolian patterns. It smelt slightly of animals (which was quite pleasant), since the ropes are made out of horse hair and the walls are padded with sheep’s wool.

The bright colours gave me a good reason to try out my new promarkers. I felt more comfortable using these than watercolour also the strong finish really fit with the context.

The centre was held up with two poles; and the roof was covered in loads of beams, holding up the structure. In the background of this drawing you can slightly the sketches of the poles and the door.

The front door was just as beautiful as the poles; in the front you had the glass windows. Then behind was the front door. When you closed the door you could see the patterns of it through the glass.

At night time it got a bit cooler but once you were in bed you soon warmed up. The next day the host gave us a full basket of food for breakfast; which was all bio and organic. It was a very nice day away.

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