Sunday, July 2, 2017

Winter Sun Urban Sketching

What an awesome day!  The Brisbane City Sketchers sketched in the gorgeous winters sun at South Bank.  My first sketch was of No 1 Williams Street (Tower of Power) in pen and ink.  Next I headed down to the old Victoria Bridge Abutment.  I love sketching this structure.  The present Victoria bridge is the 5th bridge, and the 3rd permanent bridge across the Brisbane River in this area. The Victoria Bridge Abutment is the remnant of the fourth Victoria Bridge (the second permanent bridge) to cross the Brisbane River at this point.The abutment is all that is left of this bridge, and in my mind the most beautiful of all of them.
There is a plaque on the left side of the abutment in memory of an 11 year old Greek boy Hector Vasyli who was tragically killed when greeting returned soldiers from the First World War.

Both sketches in my 6"x9" sketchbook

There were 6 of us today, one took the photo, and one was walkabout.

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