I wish I had never been in Barcelona... I would then enjoy my first visit there next summer, sketchbook in hand, to attend the 4th Urban Sketchers Symposium. I'm envious of those of you that will be there for the first time... it is such an overwhelming city! But, oh, wait... I have never sketched there! just this recent drawing of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in the distance. Believe me, there is so much to be sketched there!!
On the flag: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA sketcher Jessie Chapman sketching at Charlottesville train station with UVA Medical Center in the distance.
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