Sunday, August 4, 2013

Moulin Rouge

Our month in Europe has come to an end and we've settled back into our Vancouver life. We have ten people coming for dinner tonight. That's actually a pretty typical Sunday here, but after a month of eating in restaurants, being cooked for and picnicking in parks, it was a brain shift to get back into entertaining mode.  

I took some time out from cleaning and prepping this morning to flip through my trip sketchbook.  Happy memories. This sketch is from one of our last days in Paris.  We sat at a cafe across from this scene for hours sketching and watching life come and go. While the Moulin Rouge has been completely gentrified (I'd be comfy taking my mother to the show) the street is still pretty red-light. One aging hooker working the corner beside our table came and went several times while I sketched this. The sky gradually darkened and the lights came on. It's such an iconic site.  Tourists kept stopping in front of us to take each other's picture with the  windmill in the background. After all the miles we've put on walking the street of Paris we're both pretty content to just sit, drink,our beers and soak it all in. 

3 comments:

Sue Pownall said...

Fabulous sketch. What a great way to end your trip - sketching from a streetside cafe.

Jeffrey Willius said...

Paris is such a great place to sit and watch the world go by! Always enjoy your wonderful sketches. Sounds like your trip filled you with inspiration...and peace.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

I so enjoyed seeing you sketching again on your trip to Europe...