Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Another view of Dresden

Bautzener Strasse in Dresden

I'm not quite sure if I'm posting late or in advance as Desiree has also posted a postcard this from Martin from Dresden.  However I think there's a few which are a bit out of synch so I'm not going to worry and will post in any case!

This is a pen and ink sketch of Bautzener Strasse in Dresden where Martin was taking a short holiday.

Martin tells me that the street is very famous for being home to a shop called Pfunds Molkerei (Pfund's Dairy) - which today is a cheese shop (the link is to the website which is in German).  I put the website through Google translate and it came back with an English Translation telling me that the shop is in the Guinness Book of Records for being the "most beautiful dairy shop in the world equipped with 247.90 square meters of hand-painted tiles from Villeroy and Boch".  You can see a photograph of the interior here - it looks truly amazing!  Wikipedia (Germany) also has some good images.  For anybody wanting to visit, this its location on Google Maps.

Thanks for thinking of my taste buds Martin!

7 comments:

Bridget Hunter said...

I've looked at the link to the interior of the shop -thankyou for posting it - what a wonderful place to visit. I like Martin's pen work as much as his gouache and it shows his skill in both these mediums.

Cathy Gatland said...

I love Martin's Dresden sketches and their muted tones - another place for my 'bucket list', that 360° panorama of the dairy shop is almost as good as going there though!

Charlene Brown said...

Martin has captured the ambiance so convincingly that stepping into the street’s most famous shop seemed entirely reasonable (and captivating)– thanks for the link Katherine.

vivien said...

lovely! and I agree with the comments already made

Robyn Sinclair said...

Wonderful drawing, so full of character and style.

Desiree said...

Wow, another great study from Martin, he has been busy this month! So much character in his sketches.

Pat said...

This was a great post, I really enjoyed learning through all the links.

That pen of Martin's just knows what to put in and leave out. Wonderful

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