|I sketched from a kerbside bench|
While my travel companions soaked in hot thermal baths that Beitou is famous for; I stayed out of doors and took in the sights in this scenic hillside town. The tiny park in the centre of the Hot Springs area has two architectural gems; one new and one older. The new and more striking one is the Beitou Library with its large oversailing roof and timber clad exterior.
|A few starting lines to help the eye to register want the hand attempts to do|
|Add details only when the framework is to your liking|
|Add shadows and textures to bring out the forms|
|The details shown here were added while waiting for our flight home|
|..and the colours were added at home.|
When we visited the Japanese Museum at Beitou, the brick and timber appeared to glow in the late afternoon light. I stood in its garden by the river and looked at it for a long moment - watching visitors stroll along its verandahs.