The Historical City Pune, Attraction of Sketchers

Pune is a historical sprawling city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It was once the base of the Peshwas (prime ministers) of the Maratha Empire, which lasted from 1674 to 1818. Pune exemplifies an indigenous Marathi culture and ethos, in which education, arts and crafts are given due prominence.

I have been waiting for many years to go to Pune for sketching. The old historical buildings of Pune for Sketchfest, they welcomed me. After that, as soon as I knew to go for the sketchwalk, I immediately got ready.


The first place for sketching was Shaniwar Wada. Shaniwar Wada is a 13-storey palace of the Peshwas, which was built by Bajirao-I in the year 1736. It was the headquarters of the Peshwas and is a symbol of the culture of Pune. The main entrance is known as ‘Delhi Darwaza‘ which I sketched using brushpen.New Doc 01-27-2024 15 (2).jpg

After the sketch was done we all explored Shaniwarwada.


The next day we went to Bohri Ali, one of the most popular markets in Pune. Situated on the border of Sunday Peth, Budhwar Peth and Friday Peth.

The 3 storied old buildings there caught my attention. The wooden work windows and old carvings are the main reason for the attraction. I completed this sketch using a brush pen with just lines. As soon as the sketch was finished, I looked at the old building with curiosity.New Doc 01-27-2024 15 (1).jpg


After lunch while going to the sketchfest location, on the way I saw a nice spot in Nana Peth for sketching. The nana peth name is derived from the name of Nana Phadanvis. This area is famous for hospitals, temples, and dargah located in the center of the street.

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This spot was against the sun’s rays. So I liked him a lot. I also used a brush pen here to get a quick sketch. I had a lot of fun making this sketch.


Then I don’t know how 2 days passed with all the artists in this sketch fest. With these beautiful sketches, I left for Mumbai with the beautiful memories of Pune.


Manish Gawade is working in Indian Air Force , Mumbai , India and 10 years experience in outdoor on the spot sketching.

 

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