Last summer, as part of the alley project (Week 9; August 19, 2015), the Ottawa urban sketchers sketched the alleyways behind the Somerset House.
See my previous blog post here: http://moynahanstudio.blogspot.ca/2015/08/alley-project-week-9.html
The Ottawa urban sketchers recently revisited the Somerset House in August 2016 (see my blog post here: http://ottawaurbansketchers.blogspot.ca/2016/07/sketching-somerset-house.html)
Below is my sketch of the wall that is scheduled to be removed in 2016.
And here is my sketch from the busy corner of Somerset Street West and Bank Street
Monday, August 29, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016
|Boushey's Fruit Market (1946-2016)|
Mark Boushey said,
"It's bittersweet. We realize how iconic it is, but it's also a tiring job,"
"Everything has a beginning and end. We have to move on."
I am embarrassed to admit that I have always pronounced the store name as "Boo-shey's" and it took the news reports of the store's closing to learn that the owners pronounce it as "Bow-shey's".
When I walked by on July 31st, folks were signing a piece of bristol board with messages of thanks and best wishes - the neighbourhood loved Boushey's! (See: CBC http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/bousheys-closes-70-years-1.3702592)
|Trevor Pritchard tweet|
|My full sketch (watercolour)|