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This Man Can Draw Breathtaking Pictures Of Cities From Memory

Stefan Bleekrode's talents are utterly incredible.

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He began experimenting with impressionist drawings of places in France and Belgium aged 10.

Stefan Bleekrode / Via Caters News

He has since then trained himself to memorise details in given locations – though he will occasionally jot down notes about specific points.

Sometimes he relies on imagination – this image is "loosely" based on Piazza Farnese and Campo de Fiori in Rome.

It takes him five days to finish a small canvas, and up to half a year for a large-scale one.

Stefan Bleekrode / Via Caters

"Spacca Napoli" – a picture of the heart of Naples.

He told Caters: "At the age of 10 I wanted to recapture my impressions of places in France and Belgium I'd visited during a holiday the previous summer."

"By doing these small pencil drawings I could drift back to those sunny and inspiring places where the world was colourful and eager to be explored."

Bleekrode will sell a large-scale picture for between $1,800 and $6,000.

Stefan Bleekrode / Via Caters

"Metropolis by the sea" – described by Bleekrode as a "metropolis with elements from New York, London and Paris."

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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