Cityscape on the River is really better as a touchy-feely kind of piece as the main fabric that I used is an Oriental flocked fabric that I picked up a couple years ago. The buttons stand out much more in this photo because of the lighting than they ordinarily do — except, perhaps, for the three red leaf buttons on the right side. What seems to have happened is that the buildings themselves attracted the buttons to themselves!
I originally had all of the Oriental fabric in a single piece, but then cut it apart and interspersed some other red fabrics, and I sewed windows on one piece with gold thread. And since the shapes did not conform to rectangles, the result is a rather abstract cityscape. I was not certain about the selection of the batik piece for the water, but it forms quite a contrast to the buildings.