091223 A day in Town

December 23, 2009 | Leave your thoughts

091223 Special High Tea QVB 01
Being a tourist in my own city today – I hardly ever go into the city to sketch but today I did. Had afternoon tea at the supposed best tearoom in Sydney – it was nice but over priced. A grand space… Was originally the ballroom
Queen Victoria Building Sydney
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Gluten free high tea was easily eaten by me (ie. Proves the servings are not that generous!) and the teapot was a bit small. I much prefer tea in a diffuser that can be taken out or plunged down – so I found the second cup of the fancy tea too bitter.

091223 Sydney Town Hall Side View

I then went to sketch the building closest to Paris .. Sydney Town Hall 1886 in “Victorian Second Empire” French style– wow so complicated harder to draw than the Garnier Opera House! Admittedly I am out of practice and got weary before I finished – also not used to the harsh Australian light… Will have to remember to go easier on the shadows!

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