[Guest Post by Smadar Raveh-Klemke in Hamburg, Germany]
I am lucky to live in the “Treppenviertel” (the Stairs Quarter) of Hamburg, Blankenese, near the river Elbe. The quarter goes up a hill and it used to be a small fishing village. It's a more wealthy place today, but still has the charm and atmosphere of a village.
Smadar Raveh-Klemke lives in Hamburg, Germany. She is a graphic designer and illustrator. Three years ago she discovered Urban Sketchers and since then has been following several USk groups on Facebook. You can see more of her work on her young blog.
There are only few streets around the village but many small walking ways and stairs all over. Many houses have a beautiful view of the river and the huge ships arriving and leaving Hamburg.
Our house is down in the “valley”, where, it is said, the poor fishermen and the outlaws used to live.
Today, the rich live, obviously, up the hill. I sketched our house from several directions and points of view.
For some drawings I had to enter private properties and I saw our house for the first time from those new points of view.
This was definitely a new experience and, in a way, a voyage of discovery.
Here I am sitting for the first time on neighbors stairs to be able to see my house.