Here are the sketches our "mom" did while there. All sketches were done on site in her Moleskine sketchbook, using Derwent Graphitints, Derwent InkTense and van Gogh watercolor pencils with Sakura Micron ink pens. Because you can't take pictures of the interior of the Schloss Charlottenburg (summer palace originally built by Friedrich III Elector of Prussia and his wife Sophie-Charlotte), "mom" figured the best way around that restriction was to simply just draw it! ;-)
In order as they are in the Moleskine. First page with collaged ticket stubbs from the Berliner Dom Cathedral and the Mauermuseum (Berlin Wall Museum) and sketch of the "White Room" at the Schloss Charlottenburg (where they couldn't take pics inside).
Schloss Charlottenburg- Green & Gold Ballroom in the new wing later added on to the original palace by Frederick the Great (Friedrich the III of Prussia). Green & gold were Frederick the Great's favorite colors. Lots of gold guilding everywhere. Supposed to make visitors feel as though they were dancing in a garden.
Schloss Charlottenburg back garden and winged sculpture. Mom told us that the garden was so huge it was more like a private park and that we could have lots of flower beds to play in... hmm, when are we moving in? ;-)
German History Museum window and Street lamp on the famous "Unter den Linden".
Various patterns around Berlin. The bottom right square is from the Ishtar Gate (ca. 650B.C., Babylon) in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
Stone head sculpture (Greek or possibly Etruscan, "mom" forgot to write it down) in the Pergamon Museum.
While they had a wonderful time in Berlin (really wonderful by all accounts), we're glad to have them back home. Some photos of Berlin to follow in another post, on another day. Life is sort of "busy" around our house these days.
Tot de volgende keer!