NYC Vaults of a restaurant under the Queen's Borough Bridge by James Lewis Hamilton

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NYC Vaults of a restaurant under the Queen's Borough Bridge by 

869 views by 17 July 2014

I was parked here to wait and got lost in the view of the old brick work under the bridge. These beautiful groin vaults were cleaned up and the area creatively enclosed for a very upscale restaurant, Gaustavino’s. A small detail in lower right portion represents the upper dining balcony, with clear glass railing… and one patron sitting at their table. Thought I’d explain, cause I had to scratch my own head for a moment. When I did, it must have stimulated my memory because the taste of the terrific sandwich I had came back, as well as having waved at that patron. ;-)))
AND, at the time it was an experiment to draw this unusual perspective. Getting it ready to load meant another late night and finally crawling off to bed way late.

Drawn in my Canson sketchbook during our trip to New york City in Nov. 2000.
IF you CLICK on the 1rst TAG below it’ll take you to a collection of James’ best art from his 3 Red Bubble sites!

A persona who has apparently lived a relatively long, varied and eclectic life. My Red Bubble portfolios reflect my seeming persona… and IF there’s any veracity to these reflections then some sense of HUMOUR and enjoyment should be PRESENT!
‘Ola!’ ;~}}}

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  • bev langby
    bev langbyabout 5 years ago

    awsome and what no graffiti lol

  • I think you added your comment before I added my description… so no graffiti because I’m sure they spent a lot sand blasting the years of grime away to make it okay for an upscale place…lol
    ;-))) thanks for checking it out an commenting!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 5 years ago

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • madvlad
    madvladabout 5 years ago

    u see every thing-

  • Oh, not everything… but when somethin catches my eye, I scoot around till I get the right angle… then I start… gives me a great excuse to sit there… doin next ta nothing… which IS my favorite non-activity!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • aaeiinnn
    aaeiinnnabout 5 years ago

    clever clogs xx
    thats not an easy perspective i think x

  • No, not easy… that’s why it attracted my eye… it’s that tough stuff that can hold on to me long enough to start and finish a sketch… and yes, this one’s finished enough… and my sandwich came and made that decision for me!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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