Monday, 9 May 2016

Berlin Brandenburger tor

Just returned yesterday from a fantastic long weekend in Berlin. (yes, lately I ain't home a lot).
My wife sings in a choir in Hulsberg, and they organised a 4 day trip to Berlin.
We had terrific weather, and visited a lot of sights. And had a lot of Bratwurst and Currywurst.
There are worse ways to spend a weekend.
I quickly made this sketch of the backside of the Brandenbuger Tor, while the group passed by, obviously there was no time to paint on location (I can't expect 50 people waiting for me). I painted it an hour later, while sitting on a nice terrace in the sun drinking a nice beer.


Michael Lukyniuk said...

It's wonderful to be travelling so much and in such different cities. Europeans are lucky in being able to travel to a variety of regions that are very different in a relatively short distance. In North America, you can travel over 1000 km and still be in roughly the same environment. (Of course if its 1000 km due south, it will be warmer!)
Great sketch of the Brandenburgh Gate; and with such speed!

Rene Fijten said...

I feel fortunate to live near the borders of both Germany and Belgium. France is two hours by car, Paris is four.
Berlin about 7 hours. But it took 14 hours to drive back home by bus due to several hour long traffic jams. That's the downside.