Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Over on Facebook, I've been posting little sketches that I draw of architectural details seen on Oldtown's buildings.  It's a visual quiz idea I've wanted to try for a couple of years.

I call it LookUpLaurel because these sketches are of the details that are found up high, on roofs and gables.  I thought that local folks might enjoy trying to figure out where these details are located.

Why a sketch?  Sometimes I look at a detail for years without really seeing it.  When I force myself to sketch it, I've got to really see the details.  Besides, a photo would be too easy for you to figure out.

I've posted the first five sketches here in case you want to play along.  See if you can recognize these locations in spite of my poor drawing skills.

If you would like to guess, please put your answers in the comments section below.  I will provide the answers here in a few days.

Laurel is fortunate to have so many wonderful old buildings to see if we just look up.



Sketch 1 - Exotic Chimney

Sketch 3 - Wonderful old tower
Sketch 2 - A Castle?
Sketch 5 - Palladian Inspired Victorian Fan Window
Sketch 4 - Pumpkin Gingerbread Gable End