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2/1/11

Sketchbook Stress Relief?

Sometimes drawing is a great stress relief. I had just come out of a meeting and was feeling the pressure of all the looming deadlines, so decided to get the little sketchbook out instead of heading straight back to the office. I sketched what must be Auckland's steepest street, Liverpool Street, just off the main Queen Street. I've gone up and down here on the bike many times over the years and believe me it's very exhilarating! (coming up is not much fun though).

I'd like to try to sketch (and ride) what is claimed to be the steepest street in the world sometime, Baldwin Street, Dunedin in the South Island with a gradient of 35%, I suspect the granny ring would be needed ...
(image credit: Bjarte Sorensen/Wikipedia)

3 comments:

bikefriendlynorthshore said...

I used to work at the bottom of it as a 17 year old. I don't think I could get my singlespeed up there.

Ru Hui said...

Hi, I'm an urban sketcher from Malaysia, not a correspondent but love to sketch nonetheless!
Love your Auckland sketches. Im going to New Zealand this april, on a working holiday permit. Hope to portrait New Zealand as well as you do =)

Pelusa said...

Hi! Love your work! I'm starting on sketches world and found your amazing sketches on Urban Sketchers.
Thanks for share it!