Monday, January 30, 2017

Boston has a new skyscraper, the Millennium Tower, downtown -not to be confused with Millennium Place. This new building is perhaps the most expensive estate as of writing as it commands views of Boston and is in the middle of the city, as well. However, I heard the penthouse is going for nearly 300 million dollars. I think that many have this pocket money to perch on a futuristic pedestal, in lieu of living closer to the ground and nature with the rest of us slobs. This quick sketch was from behind the building and I tried to juxtapose one of the oldest buildings downtown, Old South Meeting House, and the newest.

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Mother Church, also known as the Christian Science Church, is a tourist place in Beantown. This is because this building is the headquarters of this religion. They try to treat people’s medical conditions through prayer, shunning modern methods, such as medication. They have a prayer for every situation, in fact, even for cyber attacks. Although the sketch was across from the domed building, which is an extension.  The original church is behind this building. The funny thing is that the architect of the extended building had no architectural education and yet it is has been standing since 1906.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Wind has color at 888 Boylston. This is the most recent addition to the the growing number of green building in Boston, as of writing and has brought green to the Back Bay. The design of the building is incorporates sustainability. It is even atopped with wind turbines.This throws different colors on roof of the building. Experincering interior spaces is also exciting. In fact, I glimpsed an Anish Kapoor sculpture behind the security desk. This quick sketch was from the corner of Gloucester Street

Monday, January 9, 2017

Upon wandering through a Boston neighborhood, I found myself on the top of Bunker Hill Monument to see what the Hub looked like. Charlestown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boston, has a unique atmosphere, as Beacon Hill and I very much relish seeing these old settlements to envision how Boston genuinely grew out of these neighborhoods.I would say that the silhouette of Boston is truly astonishing -but not like that of the Big Apple. I wish I could say that the sketch was from top of the monument, but it was stifling. Therefore, this time I merely sketched from a photo that I took that day.

Monday, January 2, 2017

At times, I think that I am very lucky in that I have five uncles who show me around the world. Recently, I went to Ocean City, Washington with my smartest uncles. We hit the beach but it was desolate as it was the end of May and there was still a chill in the air. It was great as we did not need to wait in boring lines like on roasting  summer days. This sketch is of a building on the coastline, as seen from the boardwalk. This was truly a convoluted facade. At first glance, I could not figure it out, but, then, I understood that it was a building -an art gallery. Due to the season, it was not open. As such, I did not have a chance to look at it. But, I did remember a cup of giant fries which we wolfed down.