Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Looking up: city rooftops

One of the best things about urban sketching is noticing lots of little details you'd otherwise miss.

Like the way the glass cone of the Melbourne Central complex pokes out behind a building of apartments, which have little balconies along them, hinting at the life within them.

And the way many buildings in Melbourne have names. I love the typography of these building titles. I wonder about the original businesses which once occupied these buildings when they were first built. All long gone now. Replaced by new tenants, with new businesses and new stories.

Sometimes you see trees on top of city rooftops.

There is a whole other life that goes on in the city, high above the bustle. You only have to look up.