Thursday, 15 January 2015

Sweating at the Coque

Last Sunday we had went to d'Coque (the shell), the olympic-size swimming pool in Kirchberg.

It is an interesting sketching place if you wish to try your hand at drawing people in motion.

However, be sure to think of wearing lighter clothes, as the temperature is pretty high there and the air is humid.

I admire some people's dedication to swimming regularly. I love swimming and being in the water in general, but it's difficult for me to find the motivation to go out and do it.

There are simply too many people and it's a hassle to have to avoid each other in the water constantly.

Maybe if I had my own pool I would use it all the time? Note to self: must get rich to be able to buy my own swimming pool!

Swimmers
It was so tricky to get some acceptable sketches of the swimmers!
The Coque has several swimming pools: the olympic-sized one, one for diving and 2 shallow ones. I also spotted one where they teach people to swim.

At the pool
These 3 looked so cute together!
I remember coming to the Coque for sports class in highschool. We were also allowed to try the diving boards at the end of the class, but I never got higher than the second board.

Actually no, I got to the third one once. It was quite a painful experience for I landed on my butt. Never again! Haha

Diving board
I didn't quite finish this one. Maybe I'll go back sometime.
After sweating at the pool for a bit, we decided to end our outing with a traditional drink-and-draw - my favourite part of every sketchcrawl - and went to the Chocolate House.

That place is always crowded, but we were only three people this time, so it was easier to find a spot.

At the Chocolate house
Their cakes are particularly popular.
Looking forward to the next outing!