Manchester Cityscapes by Norman Long

Under Great Northern 1 by Norman Long

Under Great Northern 1 by Norman Long

Norman Long is an oil painter based in Lancashire, UK, whose work includes portraits, figurative paintings, still life, and plein air cityscapes of London and Manchester. Owing to my own musical preferences, let’s take a look at the last group.
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Top 10 VisuaLingual Posts of 2009

gingerbread Farnsworth House

This is a fun little exercise; I wish I had thought to do this a year ago to have a point of comparison. In any case, here’s a countdown of the posts on this blog that received the highest number of hits in 2009, each clocking in at over 1000 hits.
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