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Room with a view

With limited outside space people often put pots of plants outside their window.

It gives them a sense of an outdoor garden in the city.

This watercolour painting shows the view of the artist's plant-covered roof terrace.

'Roof Gardens, Kensington', watercolour on paper, signed by Guy Malet, painted in about 1940. 'Roof Gardens, Kensington', watercolour on paper, signed by Guy Malet, painted in about 1940.

Activity

  • How does this picture make you feel?
  • Can you imagine any sounds or smells?
  • What can you see outside your window?
  • Are there any people or animals?
  • Does the scene change during the day?
  • Can you write an acrostic poem inspired by the painting?
  • Can you write a poem inspired by your view?

How to write an acrostic poem

The first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase vertically, like this:

Sunny days
Pink blossom
Run and play
Ice-lollies
New lambs
Goats grazing

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