Monday, July 28, 2008

A Brief Interlude

Last Friday Kenosha hosted a criterium very close to home sweet home. It was wonderful to beat feet out of work and come home to professional cycling!

My camera really isn't up to the task, but here are a few snaps anyway.



Above: Early into the race there were a few attempts off the front, but nothing really materialized until....





The group right up ^ got off the front and eventually lapped the peloton. That was a first for me.



Saturday night I went to Ravinia to hear the CSO play Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand". It was wonderful! And just to prove that I don't prey on strangers alone for my sketching fodder, the sleeping man is a close friend. He was a good sport about it when he woke up and caught me staring at his ear. But then the magic was gone, and the light was going, so he remains unfinished.

Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

dcpeg said...

Did you start with the guy's glasses? His nostrils are a bit over-powering, but that's his problem! ;-P

Looks like the weather was excellent for the riders -- that's always a good thing.

Nan said...

Yup, I did start there. His head was tilted back, so the clear shot up his nose was unavoidable. :-D

It was beautiful weather for riding, and watching.

Susan M. Walker said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. What a beautiful day for the ride. i am always shy about trying to capture people in general. Way to be bold.
Susan

Anonymous said...

Nan, I don't kow if heard about Charlie's son Bryan he passed away the day after his sister Jenna was married. If you google Kapschull you may find the news clippings. Sorry to tell you this way, but seems we don't know how to get in touch with you. My email is bubbie@ptdprolog.net should you want to get in touch with me.
Your cousin,
Laura,
Way down in Honesdale