Sunday, June 22, 2008

19th World Wide Sketchcrawl Bratislava, Slovakia

Yesterday was the 19th International Sketchcrawl . Wheather was fine, quite hot (there was 31 degrees of Celsius at 18:00 evening! ) , but perfect for all day walk around Bratislava . I start several kilometers long walk by Donau river (unfortunately the times when it was called "blue" are definitely gone ). You can see New Bridge , which steel constuction,hanging on steel cables, is 432 m long...I think it will be soon part of EDMS drawing here (174 Draw a bridge) in this blog.
Through bank of river you come to the Slovak National Museum with Memorial Of Czechoslovak Statehood with bronze lion on 14,85 m tall column. Lion holds shield with state emblem of (former) Czechoslovak state.
The next street from Slovak Muzeum you can find bronze Duck Fountain made 1914 by the sculptor Kuhmayer. It is nice fountain with interesting story...soon here in this blog :-)
Going to the Old Town is the opportunity watch ( and sketch) people resting, walking, listen to street performancers ,..
The sketches are done in plain paper notebook ( Donau river in aquarell Moleskine) with Lamy fountain pen and VanGogh watercolors )


Teri C said...

Your sketches and photos are always so interesting! Thank you.

JaKo said...

Thank you ,Teri, for your comment...I always find interesting your cactae

mykopop said...

Hi Jako, I am from South Africa and visited Bratislava for business in June. I was fascinated by a statue of a young girl with a doe, close to the Hotel Danube where we stayed. It seems the sculpture was maybe started by Alojz Regele before his death and finished afterwards by Robert Kuhmayer.

I have found a picture of A. Regele but I am URGENTLY looking for a likeness of Kuhmayer, but with no success. I'd appreciate so much if you could help, also with more information about the statue that I saw, there are some descriptions on the internet only in Slovak.

I think in this comment you should see my email address.

Thanks in advance!