Monday, December 24, 2012

Shops in Bangalore

I am always fascinated by the color, variety and diversity of the shops in India.  Every street I visit, every corner I turn, there is something interesting to see.  I make it a point to take tonnes of pics when I visit any place, and India is no exception.

This time around, I also took my sketchbook and pencils so I could make quick sketches of the things I saw.  Unfortunately, the streets are not very conducive to drawing on the spot (too much dust, traffic, pollution, etc).  So, I had to resort to watching everything and sketching from memory.  This is one such sketch of a street in Bangalore. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Mysore Railway Station

A quick sketch of the Mysore Railway Station.  This is an imaginary sketch of what would have been in the station based on my observations.  The station was bustling with activity, and there were food stalls, vendors of all sorts and waiting passengers all over the station.

We always made a point to take a Tonga from the Mysore station to our home, but this time around, there were no Tongas to be found.  I later learned that they had been decommissioned and the only location where they were allowed was the Mysore Palace.  Too sad to see the iconic Tongas disappear from Mysore station.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Big Ben

A quick sketch of the London Parliament House and the Big Ben.  This was the view from the balcony of our room.  Of course, there is a lot more details that are not captured in this sketch.

I loved the view from our location (Marriott County Hall).  This hotel is in an ideal location for tourists since it is centrally located and one can walk to most of the tourist spots.