Saturday, November 13, 2010

Old Apartment and New Motorcycle

 More sketches from the day are here:

I`ve been eyeing this old apartment building since last week. While my mother does some shopping at the local grocery, I step out to spend some time by the busy road with a finer pen to get into more detail.

These apartments, probably built right after the war, are a dying breed... perhaps for good reason. I am reminded of the similar post-war apartments that killed so many people during the Kobe earthquake in 1995. But I must admit they have character, and tug at our nostalgic heartstrings, reminding us of those much poorer bygone decades. The shiny motorcycle unwittingly presents some social commentary, telling us how much things have changed since...

1 comment:

  1. So much in detail, happy to be your nephew.