I was invited to run a SketchCrawl in Manchester a couple of weeks ago, by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. I had told them about Urban Sketching during a lecture at their conference a while back.
We spent the day at Manchester's science museum MOSI, which is a great place. You could spent a year sketching in there and still not scratch the surface. It was challenging though: lots of stuff crammed into the space. The building itself is lovely too. I must go back and tackle the Victorian ceiling above this tri-plane:
There are fantastic views out of the windows at the top too:
Because SCBWI includes authors, a couple of people on the SketchCrawl were grabbing impressions of the day using words instead of pictures. I have invited people to try that at some of SketchCrawl North's events in the past, but nobody has ever given it a try before. It was an unusual twist and the perfect compliment to the drawings when it came to the sharing at the end.