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.