Another of my Urban Sketchers posts - a corner near a friend's house in the villagey little suburb of Melville - where these basket ladies display their wares when the weather is good, which it hasn't been for a while now. I don't know how they sell their baskets when it rains and rains! While I was sketching the scene around them, they suddenly got up, loaded themselves with pots, mats and baskets, and took off down the road, where there are lots of restaurants with tables out on the pavements. They left most of their goods behind - very trusting in this city! I had to sketch fast to get the back of one of them before they vanished.
After 15 minutes or so they returned, the woman in the red hat going straight back to sleep again!
There were also some paintings out on display - I'm not sure if that guy with the dreads was the artist, but most of the time nobody was watching them either.
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