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Carlos O’Brien’s Irish Pub

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Around noon today the weather turned warm and sunny. Couldn’t resist to grab my bike, go for a ride and find a spot to sketch. That is how I arrived at this subject.

Carlos O’Brien’s Pub

This is one of three bar/restaurants very close together at the boat ramp. This building was fairly recently renovated, it is founded on piles, it features sloping red roofs and white walls. The other two are part of an older complex of buildings, kind of market place, somewhat like Granville Island in Vancouver, except much smaller and it never really took off.

All three buildings would be interesting to sketch; I preferred this one as it is conveniently visible from a bench along the trail, and I have been here before. By the time I was finished with this sketch the rain clouds and the cold winds returned, prompting me to rush back to downtown.


Author: John Hofman

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