Water sketches...

Sketching water bodies is a very special treat for me. I am probably missing the Caribbean sea. 

These boats were sketched at a little yacht club on the Baldeney sea, formed behind a Ruhr dam in Essen.

There is a lot of sports activity on the Ruhr river. 

This industrial installation is the "Wasserwerk" in Horst Essen. 

Steampunk at the Henrichenburg ship elevator's 120th anniversary

The entire structure and the abundance of visitors dressed in "steampunk" style costumes, made me feel as if the entire place was a Jules Verne movie stage.  The ship elevator is no longer working, a regular lock was built nearby.  I enjoyed myself  by sketching a few of the steampunk people.

Around the German Wine Road

The German Wine Road is peaceful, romantic, beautiful and gorgeous!  In our short visit,  we managed to visit different historical sites and enjoy the local hospitality, including nearby Heidelberg. 

Downtown Heidelberg with thousands of tourists from all over the world. 
Memorial church in Speyer
Gedaechniskirche in Speyer

Hambach castle, icon of German democracy
Hambacher Schloss

Freinsheim's medieval city wall
Freinsheimer Stadtmauer

Kallstadt on the wine road