Thursday, November 26, 2009

In Paris last week- Moleskine sketches

I had a wonderful Saturday morning sitting on a park bench for about an hour and sketching this view of the back of Notre Dame cathedral on its island in the Seine River. A couple of homeless guys were asleep in blankets behind me and occasional couples would stroll by, but I was pretty much alone. Weather was in the 60s and gray, but certainly comfortable for this time of year. I would have done additional sketches, but I had to catch a taxi for the airport to catch a plane to Geneva.
Paris has such great architecture. I sketched this dome on a department store near my hotel from the square in front of the Hotel de Ville, the "City Hall" of Paris. There was an old guy not too far away playing traditional French accordion music for tips while I sketched this. It really made it a Parisian (sp?) moment.


Jean-Fran├žois de Buren said...

Very nice. It brings me back.

sponie said...

Thanks, Jean-Fracois.