Tuesday, August 28, 2018

It is not surprising that the Public Garden has a sculpture by Daniel Chester French, who is best known for his design of the monumental work Abraham Lincoln (1920) at the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D.C., when you have money! This is Angel of the Water. This memorial was funded by George Robert White, a prominent Boston philanthropist. This sketch is from the park. You should see it if you stop by Boston!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Does someone think about why the Public Garden is so beautiful and has various plants, trees and flowers, however, the Boston Common has only grass? Yes, she or he does. At least, I do! After my little research, I found that both gardens have different municipal organizations. The Public Garden has the Back Bay backing it? And Boston Common has what? This sketch is from the Public Garden. Sitting on the grass, drawing the landscape, thinking about how they make money to keep this garden so captivating, I could not help thinking that, perhaps, they paid the bills by charging for swan boat rides. Then, I realized that the tickets were only $4.00, and even less for kids.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

I should have entered to see amazing Tiffany stained glass windows! In fact, I should have listen to their org sound! This is Arlington Street Church. It is close to Public Garden. It has really good history about the building windows and their org and what they believe on their website. I, this time, sketch at home from a picture I took

Monday, August 6, 2018

“Kayaking for all” is their motto! They are Community Boating, Inc. (CBI), located on the Charles River Esplanade between the Hatch Shell and the Longfellow Bridge. Most importantly, they are the nation's oldest. If you live in the Back Bay or Beacon Hill, it is a great opportunity to kayak whatever your skills are. This sketch is right front of the building. I was sitting on the bank to breath from my usual walk.