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April 18, 2012

A sunny Saturday in Kreuzberg

I live in Kreuzberg now and I love my Kiez. (Kiez is a Berlin word for Neighborhood) There are many things to sketch here. Last Saturday it was finally a little warmer and I went out to draw. There is this beautiful old Market, where on Saturdays you can meet with friends to eat or shop groceries.

Markthalle
Later I met Catalina for sketching and we walked along  the Maibach-Ufer looking for things to draw. We stopped at the Paul-Lincke-Ufer where there are some areas for Boule. We sat on a wall and made some drawings of the people and things around us.

Playing Pétanque
Boule or Petanque is a game people like to play in this area. There are some banks around the play area where people seat waiting for their turn to play.

Playing Pétanque in Paul-Lincke-Ufer, A bicycle caught my attention. I wanted to draw the shinny surface in contrast to the wood of the bank. Working with the negative space seemed to be the right thing to do. I continue in the same way with the people in the field.

Cafe Blue Cat I finished the day with a coffee and rhubarb & strawberry tart at the Blue Cat Cafe. There was this very elegant lady in front of me. The neighborhood is changing. It is becoming very fancy in the last years.

3 comments :

Marina Grechanik said...

I miss Berlin! It's even more fun to see your sketches after I saw the real places! wonderful, I love especially the one with the invisible bike ;-)

memi said...

Beautiful market, beautiful paintings...

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

LOVE the sunny bicycle sketch, Omar!