San Francisco 2016 – Travel Journal Spread 22-25

The murals on the Women's Building
The murals on the Women’s Building
Fragments of the murals on Clarion Street in the Mission
Fragments of the murals on Clarion Street in the Mission
Our route when we went out sightseeing on bike.
Our route when we went out sightseeing on bike.
Drawings from Palace of Fine Arts.
Drawings from Palace of Fine Arts.

Torso of Diomedes

 

Torso of Diomedes

I made this drawing while practicing getting the proportions right in drawings. It’s based on a statue of the torso of Diomedes (see photo Torso of Diomedes) and is drawn with graphite pencils and colored in Photoshop.

Sketch of a Statue

A pencil drawing of a statue's face, which has a broken nose.

Memoria di Roma

A sketch of an angel statue on Ponte Sant'Angelo in Rome with Saint Peter's Basilica in the background
A sketch of an angel statue on Ponte Sant’Angelo in Rome with Saint Peter’s Basilica in the background

San Sebastian

Pages from the Travel Journal

Page from my personal travel journal, recorded while in Northern Spain. This one show our visit to San Sebastian

Arriving in San Sebastian was like Bilbao a bit of a hassle, since the traffic was terrible, but as soon as the car was parked the city was a delight. We stayed at the cozy and homily Pensión Amaiur, which we warmly recommend. Great place with a kitchen and it is located right in the middle of the tapas district!

Page from my personal travel journal, recorded while in Northern Spain. This one show our visit to the tapas bar A Fuego Negro San Sebastian

Our exploration of the city took us along the iconic La Concha beach, the weather was unfortunately a bit too windy and cold for a day at the beach, but there is so much more to see in this city, that it was not a problem. At the end of the beach’s walkway stands Eduardo Chillidas’ “El Peine de los Vientos” statue that looks like metal claws fighting the ocean, a marvelous peace of art. We then walked through the town center and went to see the surfer at Playa de la Zurriola.

But most of our stay in the city was spend wallowing in the pintxo (that’s what they call tapas) district. Our favorite place was the hip, where we enjoyed great wines and the trips best tapas including goat cheese with iberico ham, sun dried tomatoes and honey, hearts served with heart shaped beets and mini kebab.