By Byung Hwa Yoo at the restaurant Donna Rita, Jongno, Seoul, Korea
pencil (6B), A 4
Today I passed the Jongno police station at Gyeongun-dong, Jongno. Next to the police station I saw a black restaurant building which I didn't see before. I entered the garden where I found a swinging bench in the corner. I appreciated the building enjoying fine weather swinging on the bench. I couldn't sketch often during months for the bronchial trouble. It gets well as the spring comes. So I dared to sketch one outdoor. There was a small fountain. The twinkling drops caught my eye for they looked like diamonds with black wall behind. I began and kept drawing with pencil. The sign board words on wall looked good to me. They were simple and familiar not peculiar. After I finished the drawing I tried to take a picture but found the fountain stopped. I asked a young staff to turn on for a minute. He did it gladly saying he didn't notice that I was sketching. And he let me know the restaurant opened last November. Lots of people come and go passing it because it locates near Insa-dong where many tourists visit and galleries locate at. Next time I hope to sketch inside of the restaurant having tea or pasta with friends.