Galata Tower 2012: Work in Progress 1
Galata Tower 2012: Work in Progress 2
Galata Tower 2012: Work in Progress 3
Ta-da! No book would be complete without a drawing of this landmark, the icon of Beyoglu. The pointed lead hat replaced the original terraced topknot of this tower, which the Genoese built in the 13thCentury on Byzantine foundations. There are ruins of other towers and connecting walls, which enclosed the Genoese settlement.
The Tissue Seller Study
A first attempt to capture the magnificent woman in the next drawing. It was just too crowded to stand and draw, so I went back and took photos.
Freezing rain, and she was prepared, with her heavy skirt, her cardboard, her water bottle and her wares. She was in the stairway leading up to the tram from the pedestrian underpass at Eminonu. She was there for years, until they closed the underpass for renovation. I hope she’s comfortably inside now. She was happy to have her picture taken.