Monday, November 27, 2017

The recently renovated addition to the Boston Public Library Copley Square branch was designed by John Phillips. In previous posts, I executed an interior sketch from the mezzanine. In this sketch, I discovered the exterior. I did not have a good feeling about the exterior facade and yet the interior spaces are truly useful and planned very well, with all due respect. The idea of installing seating which looks out on the street is quite considerate as it is not possible to see this included in most of today’s libraries. Perhaps it is a question of location. However, the light which showers down on us from the skylight is transcendent. It should be seen. This sketch is from a picture taken from Boylston Street.  

Monday, November 20, 2017

In the summer, should you want to find fresh organic fruits, vegetables and more, farm fresh, you should go to Copley Square and meander between the stalls. It is, of course, more expensive than Whole Foods and Star Market and yet it worthwhile as the products have a savory taste. While wandering, I find myself looking upon Old South’s details. Although I have been inside it and sketched an interior space, this time I decided to draw it from the outside. The sketch was from Copley Square, looking through the church.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Every Wednesday from 6 PM to 9 PM, there is a drawing session at the MFA. Most importantly, it is free and open to the public. It is so funny as  not only a lot of curious people go, but also art students. There are always so many wondering eyes. I am used to going there and sketching as much as I can and yet the struggle is real. I do not have time due to my classes. This sketch was from the grand hall from which people find their way to explore the museum and gnosh. The extension was designed by Foster + Partners. The clarity of materials and the pureness of the glass is well defined to receive sunlight in the space.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Wandering through the Plymouth, I also saw a street called “Leyden,” laid out in 1823. But this is not the original name. There were two names before this, namely, “Great” street and “Broad” street. It is noteworthy because it is the oldest continuously inhabited street in the United States. It is certainly worth seeing. There are many wooden structures from the old days and they are still standing tall.