Meet the Correspondent: Omar Jaramillo > Berlin$show=/search/label/Omar%20Jaramillo

"I was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where I studied architecture. I moved to Kassel (Germany) in 1999 to accomplish a master degree. Although I have always drawn and paint, it was not until I started studying in the Uni-Kassel, that I started keeping a travel sketchbook. I had a teacher there who used to do a lot of sketches when he travelled on university excursions. When he retired, I helped to organize an exhibition of his sketches. He brought a huge box full of sketchbooks he had filled since he was an architecture student. I spent a whole day selecting the most interesting drawings. It was a wonderful experience that opened my eyes to a new world. In the last 10 years I have the feeling of being in a long journey. I like to discover the cities where I live, to understand why a place is the way it is and what makes it different and unique from others. Drawing is for me a way to learn to love a place, to become part of it. I like to draw architecture but I am more attracted to urban scenery, portraying how people live in the city. Since I’m a foreigner, everything that locals find normal and taken-for-granted, for me is exotic. I always carry a small watercolor travel set from Windsor and Newton and my sketchbook in my bag. I always thought that drawing was a solitary experience until I found Urban Sketchers. It was amazing to find so many people doing the same thing. It is a great place to share!" • Omar's blog. • Omar's art on flickr. • Omar's website.

Meet the Correspondent: Luis Ruiz > Malaga, Spain$show=/search/label/Luis%20Ruiz

The end of december, january and the beginning of february.

Brimborium Brimborium (wich is a german word for mumbo-jumbo) is a nice almost family bar. One of the interior attractions is the RGB wallpaper (different elements in each overlapping print are revealed depending on the use of red, green or blue light), that I've seen for the first time in my life - a really beatiful and interesting thing. You can check those here

Union bar
Union bar 
This bar is decorated with the head of a moose, named Leonard. He even has his own instagram (sounds a little bit creepy but you can check it here:

Хроники Khroniki (Chronicles) 
Leningrad spirit, northern tradition. "Milk with knifes", "Free ingria" cocktails, small sandwiches with humus, hering, potato and chicken.

Do Immigration
Do immigration 
A small cosy wine bar with some appeal in it's name.

Fiddlers Green Fiddlers Green
The walls are decorated with conventionalized sepia photos of barmens with tatoos drawn messed with old photos of nude beauties. Songs of sea, punch, handsome cabin boys, come all you drunken sailors!



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