These are a few sketches from my travel diary:
Karls Kirk, Vienna, Austria (Felt-tip Pen)
The little figures in the boxes show the pedestrian signals in and around Karlsplatz which have been redone in celebration of gay marriage.
F.X. Messerschmidt Head, Belvedere Palace (Felt-tip Pen)
The Upper Belveder Palace has a wonderful collection of Klimt. But the room that draws the most smiles in the one that contains Felix Xavier Messerschmidt’s expressive sculptured faces.
Accordion Players With Horse Heads, Vienna (Felt-tip Pen)
Playing folk music on accordions in Vienna, is a street performers’ staple.
Details from the Jewish Museum, Prague (Felt-tip Pen)
Prague’s Jewish Museum consists of three synagogues, and and cemetary with explanatory display cases. My sketch shows an outside window and a detail from a case.
Viktualienmarkt, Munich (Felt-tip Pen)
The beer garden in old town Munich includes many green grocers, cheese mongers and other non beer vendors (the beer and sausage in quite fine too).
Municipal Building, Prague, Cezch Republic (Felt-tip Pen)
The Municipal Building is an Art Nouveau wonder inside and out.
Salzburg from Fortress, Austria (Felt-tip Pen)
Salzburg from the landing in front of the Fortress.
St. Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic (Felt-tip Pen)
The bridge is beautiful whether you are on it or looking at it from another bridge. It is also crowded during the day. This sketch is from the early morning when I had it almost to myself.
St. Vitus Cathedral and Cerney Sculpture (Felt-tip Pen)
Pragues homeboy David Cerney, has absurdist sculpture all over town. Most of it is bronze. The little bit from the Swedish Embassy is anomatronic, forever running.
Tabor, Czech Republic (Felt-tip Pen)
Tabor, Czech Republic, from the old gate tower.