Friday, February 9, 2018

My favorite places • Aurore

To fill up the sketchbook of Detlef with the subject "My favorite places" I choose first to draw the southern entry of the old city of Yafo (or Jaffa in arabic). My gallery is located just behind this line of buildings and this is the view I see whenever I go to do my shift in the studio. Each time, it reminds me of the chance I have to be in such a beautiful environment, so inspiring for a urban sketcher !

This old city was first buid by the Ottoman empire and the stairs we see on the sketch divide in 2 parts the old city. It seems to me to be a bit large and "royal" path for the small amount of streets that are around. Each street has the name of an astrological sign, it means that there are more or less only 12 streets in the historical part of Tel Aviv.

For the second sketch, I went in a fancy bar restaurant called the Kandinof House, on the other side of the old city, still in Jaffa. This place seems to be a patio that had been covered with glass and a sort of metal design that makes a contrast with the original arabic architecture. I like this place very much, we eat well, we can drink at the bar… But they also created different spaces and corners inside rooms and whatever it is where they exhibit art, host lectures or artistic events. A place to be in contact with maybe for a future exhibition of our common project !

Detlef's sketchbook is now in the hand of Marina, who will pass it on to Nathan. Again, I am sorry for the delay ! Aurore

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bon appetit - Mustafa´s Gemüse Kebab • Detlef

Mustafa´s Gemüse Kebab seems to be recommended in every Berlin tourist guide.
People are queing almost around the block.
Wheater the kebab is really that extraordinary? I can´t say. I have to admit I never tried it.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bon appétit! - Tempelburger • Detlef

TempelBurger beergarden at "Tempelhofer Feld" park (former Tempelhof Airport).
Well, burgers are not necessarily one of my favorite dishes - but people seem to like it...
Bon Appétit!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Beach - Urbanhafen Berlin • Detlef

In summer hundreds of people come to the green banks of the Landwehrkanal in Kreuzberg to enjoy the sun and the sunset on the wide basin of the canal, having a picknick, playing music , or just relax.
it might not be literally a beach, but it meets the atmosphere... and sometime people even go for a swim...

Thursday, November 3, 2016

People on the way • Aurore

It's been a long time I wanted to sketch the Eritrean community coming to celebrate its weddings in the park of the old city and on Jaffa beach !

Every week end almost, a new group appears, always dressed in white with architectural hair style.
They are all dressed in white in the same costume with a pattern that define them as a group, only the groom and the bride has a different color of pattern.

They are simply beautiful…

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Beaches, parks and people

Well we don;t have a see in Berlin, but we have many lakes. Here is my drawing for Nathan Sketchbook.
A friend who lives at Halensee lake invited a bunch of friends to a bbq and bath, the villa had direct access to the lake.

This is my last drawing on my sketchbook. Saturday and Sunday there is a Thai pick-nick in Preussenpark in Berlin, Normally is not possible to put a kiosk to sell food on a park, but you can have a pick nick So many Asian people sit on blankets under an umbrella offering the food they prepare there. A huge crowd of people gathers around to eat, sit and enjoy the good weather.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

"Beach" in Berlin

No, Berlin is not a city by the sea. But yes, we have some beaches and a lot of water (the Spree-river and many lakes). The biggest lakes are Wannsee, Müggelsee and Tegeler See. Today I made a bike tour with my family around the Tegeler See and in the end I sketched the beach in Saatwinkel in the late afternoon sun. It's 20 minutes from my home by bike. We live near the lake.