Restaurant Padamg Sari Ratu Jl. Gajah Mada Semarang.
My sister in law has a meeting in town and she asks me to photograph the event. The venue is a meeting room at Sari Ratu Restaurant, a restaurant that serves Padang cuisine, a west Sumatra cooking. And I come with my camera and sketching kit as well. I do the sketches before the event 'kick off'
I did these sketches when I was on the tour coach heading for Purbalingga .
One is the coach driver, please note that we drive on the right side here in Indonesia ... just like in The UK. Well most of the world drive in the left . . . thanks God we are not 'drive in the midle' :-)
Rock 'n Roll and Blues . . . the sound I like most. And I used to fill my sketchbook with the picture of the superstar when I was a teenager. These two water colour works are from the 80's and I still keep them in my archive folder, the picture of Eddie van Halen the guitarist and David Lee Roth the vocalist . . . Jump !
I like to go around the city where I live in, Semarang, a Capital city of Central Java Province in the island of Java and I like to bring my sketchbook with me as well. Beside the activity of the people who live there, the buildings are also an attractive subject for sketchers, from the old buildings of the colonial time, Chinese temples to the contemporary ones. Enjoy ...
Gate to DP Mall Jl. Pemuda Semarang. It used to be the original building there and this one is just the imitation.
It's quite a funny Bank Building IMHO
A lamp pole in public space. Semarang main Train Station is in the back ground.
Kentucky Fried Chicken in Jl. Pemuda Semarang. KFC is the first fast food brand that opened it's outlet in Semarang. Mc Donal arrive later.
An old unused building from the colonial time in Jl. Pemuda ... one of the main street in the city.
City Bank Semarang. City Bank the first foreign bank that operates in Semarang, long long before Standard Chartered, HSBC, RBS and many more big names came around.