Monday, September 25, 2017

The Boston Public Market location is prominent as there are great many historic places surrounding it. These are older buildings, of course, and they are worthy of curiosity. For example, around the corner there is has an old restaurant called “The Bell In Hand Tavern.” It is acclaimed as “America's Oldest Tavern: First Pour 1795.” It is definitely worthwhile to see and taste their New England clam chowder. Also, behind that building there is another called “Union Oyster House.” Most importantly, there is the famous Boston Stone nearby. This stone is on Freedom Trail, so you can see it while walking. There are a great many legendary stories about the stone. I suggest checking it out on Wikipedia. The sketch was from in front of the Boston Public Market, where people can find local and fresh prepared foods, fruits and vegetables.

Monday, September 18, 2017

After the completion of the station, finally, people do not need to see signs of construction in Government Center. It was a summer day and the humidity was oppressive, so I got a cold beverage from the Boston Public Market and started to sketch. That time was not rush hour and tourists were probably eating something around the corner at Quincy Market. Luckily for me, I did not have to draw figures. Anyway, the sketch was from in front of John F. Kennedy Federal Building. It was a great place to understand how Boston is heroic in terms of concrete, though.

Monday, September 11, 2017

There is considerable foot traffic in Quincy Market when the summer comes to Boston. This is because the place is part of a larger tourist area. So many musicians and other street performers -I do not understand what they really do- try to garner attention for themselves. This sketch was done when my sister was visiting me in the summer. She was shopping, of course, and sampling foods in the building’s food court. I should say there are a great deal of opportunities to find good food places in that location and also a stomach-turning stench.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Another interesting museum to see in Boston is the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which is very close to the MFA. Do not think about visiting them on the same day! My mother loved it, without a doubt. I did, as well, but I was more interested in the added building which Renzo Piano designed. Quite simply, it was terrific. I could not sketch Renzo’s building and yet I wandered in it, seeing a very unusual concert hall -a must see for those who study architecture. This sketch was from the courtyard of the museum, where everyone takes a photo and shares it on Instagram.