Sunday, 14 August 2016

Slide the City

The hill that is lower Lonsdale is a problem - people don't casually stroll more than a block up from the waterfront, and it makes an easy bike ride into full aerobic exercise.  But once a year, the city of North Vancouver puts the hill to its true and proper purpose - four blocks of the street are converted into a waterslide.  The only problem is that there are a lot of people in North Vancouver and not many fun events, so when one happens, there are huge crowds.  By the time I finished my sketch at noon, the lineup was over three blocks long and not moving anywhere (and none of it in the shade).  But it's a great captive audience for sketching.  And I finally figured out what some of those lurid colours in my paint set are for.

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