Thursday, April 19, 2012

Williamsburg.

In this part of Brooklyn, in Orthodox Jewish community, despite presence of modern cars, you feel like in a different century. Time doesn't matter, only life and respect for life are present. Even sky was different. I passed by and was charmed for a while, appreciating our similarities and differences.
I used ink on Bockingford 90 lb paper. I even forgot to add bits of color.

4 comments:

Jane said...

I think this is the area of Brooklyn that Oprah visited and reported on, on her new network.

Nikira said...

Oh, really, Jane? When, recently or before? I use to work there more often years ago, had few jobs done. Met some quite wonderful people. Now just passed by and spent some time on drawing.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Beautiful cityscape, Nikira. I would love to visit a place that gives the feelings you've described.

Nikira said...

Thank you CrimsonLeaves! Williamsburg is a part of Brooklyn with colorful history.
Here is a little piece from Wikipedia: Many ethnic groups have enclaves within Williamsburg, including Italians, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans. There is also a number of Hasidic Jews. It is also an influential hub for indie rock, hipster culture, and the local art community. The neighborhood is being redefined by a growing population and the rapid development of housing and retail space particularly catered to a wealthy population that has been historically foreign to the neighborhood.
Every corner offering interesting composition for sketching. :-)