Monday, August 24, 2015
Purple People Bridge Sketch
Yesterday Christina and I sketched the Purple People Bridge that connects Cincinnati, OH and Newport, KY. We parked at Lunken airport and road along the river to downtown. It was a beautiful day and the ride was mostly flat and easy. The trip starts out as a dedicated bike path and then switches to a bike lane and then back to a bike path. I had not visited the riverfront in a long while and it is really nicely re-done into a long park along the river. If you haven't visited it is worth a trip.
The Purple People Bridge is really no longer purple but has faded to a light blue. It was built in 1872 and was originally built for rail traffic. It was converted to pedestrian-only in 2003. (There is a nice history of the bridge here.)
I also got a chance to start one of two new sketchbooks I received for my birthday. Finally a sketchbook with pages big enough so I won't have seams in the middle! Thank you Christina and Elsa. You can see Christina's sketch here.