Between undergrad at the College of Architecture at the University of Kentucky and grad school at Yale, I spent a couple of years living and working in Boston. I was attracted to the history of the place, a bit put-off by the unrelenting snobbishness.
For a while I lived on the poor side of Beacon Hill and walked down Charles Street and across the Public Garden to work in the Backbay.
This is a quick sketch of the Public Garden from the pond edge – unfinished on a cold day.
Watercolor sketch by Mark Gerwing, 1991.