I like touring with a sketchbook. It requires something from me, the tourist. Drawing becomes an indelible piece of my travel experience, glued by hand into the flapping scrapbook pages of memory.
The camera is essential, of course, and catches more images than the sketchbook ever will. I’m having a ball with the camera, too. But when hand and eye meet travel’s fresh wonders, it’s fun to see how biology renders the pictures.
I keep walking into delightful surprises here in Copenhagen. Today it was a pair of jugglers heading home from work. Yesterday it was the Royal Danish Army Fife and Drum Corps standing in the resonant vaulted passageway behind the Royal Danish Theater and playing, of all things, a medley of Monty Python hits.
I guess the downside of being a sketchbook tourist is not being camera-ready when it counts. Busy drawing, I missed those famous first notes. But the rest of them are glorious. Enjoy.
5 thoughts on “Sightseeing for the Sketchbook Tourist”
Lovely to hear and see your adventures in lovely Copenhagen. And, no doubt you’ll find this yourself – but we really enjoyed it – there’s the lovely Monks Square one street south of the Stork Fountain where the beer’s cheaper and the atmosphere just as Copenhagen 😉
Thanks for the Monks Square tip- I’ll get over there posthaste and see what table rental comes to. Very much appreciate the suggestion!
What fun! I love to see your sketches!
And just this morning I was thinking I needed to find out why things had been so quiet in the mot-mot corner. Now I know! Catch up when you return?
Absolutely amazing sketches! Would love to see more! Your talent is pretty amazing! Keep it coming! 🙂