#549 – Heritage cafe

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After visiting the imperial citadel I had a little bite to eat at the cafe next door – obviously named with a connection to the citadel in mind. I did this sketch while waiting for my soup.

Sat-18-Nov-2017

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#548 – Graduates at the citadel

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So when it finally stopped raining yesterday I did some touristing and went to visit the Imperial Citadel. On Google it said it’s a nice quiet place and I thought it would be perfect for sketching. Instead it was heaving with hundreds of young graduates having their group and individual photos taken. It was still a very nice atmosphere though – this sketch, in one courtyards, is of a group posing…just before they threw their mortar boards up into the air.

Sat-18-Nov-2017

 

#524 – Night outside

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For my flight back to the Philippines I had to go through Ho Chi Minh and had several hours to wait there. It was close to midnight by the time I sat down at the gate – so instead of nodding off and missing the flight, I drew this to keep me alert! And yes the guy in the foreground really did have a big stomach like that.

Mon-16-Oct-2017

#523 – Building in the park

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On my last Sunday in Hanoi I went round the old quarter to try and do some souvenir shopping. In the end I only bought some coffee because the shops just seemed to be selling the standard backpacker tourist fare…things you could buy anywhere! I remeber the old quarter of Hanoi having more character when I visited 20 years ago. Anyway I stopped on my way home to draw this….I found out later that the building is a library.

Sun-15-Oct-2017