Friday, October 29, 2010

Sketches from Europe Trip Part 1

Went to Netherlands, Belgium and Germany for 11 days for a study trip, focusing on landscape elements , along the way, I did a number of quick sketches.
KNSM Island waterfront, Amsterdam

Not completely sure I'm right with the location. I cycled to this place and settled on the wood deck to sketch. The whole waterfront is lined with nice boats and residential blocks.

Apeldoorn, Netherlands

After visiting the Het Loo Palace at Apeldoorn, we walked along one of the streets and had a quick lunch at a local eatery, along the way I did this sketch.

Breidelstraat overlooking Belfort, Bruges, Belgium

This is the street that connects the smaller square with the larger square "Markt". The tower is the Belfort which was built in the 18th century.

Beguinage of Bruges, Belgium

The Beguinage of Bruges was founded in 1245. The central courtyard, at the time of our visit was filled with autumn colours as all the trees have already turned yellowish brown and red. Interestingly, their branches all tilted to one side in the wind. The sounds the leaves made were soothing.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Chinese Banyan Trees at Park Lane, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong 彌敦道與細葉榕

The majestic Chinese Banyan Trees framing this section of Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui! The sculptural forms of their trunks and branches and their plentiful aerial roots are always great to look at! I was at the time sitting on the second floor of a McDonalds Restaurant, having a Cheeseburger and was immediately captivated by the canopies of these trees!