Sketchcrawl notes (3) – 11 July 09
The crowds were increasing, and it was time to find more quiet places to sketch.
King’s Chapel is a lovely old church, and it is still in use for services. Since it was Saturday, we could visit and spend time sketching. Suggested donation is $1 to visit, and you’ll receive an interesting brochure explaining the site’s history.
By the time I left the chapel and continued along the Freedom Trail, the crowds had increased dramatically. It became more difficult to find any place to sketch without blocking foot traffic.
So, I visited a few more locations, and found respite at the Arch Street chapel. I used to go to church there when I was little, and my mother and I were in the city for shopping or a concert.
After that, I returned to a couple of Freedom Trail sites, hoping the crowds had diminished. If anything, the sidewalks were more crowded. At times, I had to step off the curb to keep walking, as tourists stopped to take photos and blocked traffic.
But, everyone was happy. It was a busy day, but a fun one. During the day, I think I heard Italian more than any other language, followed by English and then Russian and German.
It was time for lunch, and McDonald’s seemed the simplest — and least crowded — option.
I continued to sketch, and added color to my earlier sketches. I’d brought all kinds of art supplies with me, but liked watercolor pencils for adding color.
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