At Buddhist temples, you can't enter unless you take your shoes off. Of course, whenever I seem to go, it's always 20 degrees out. I usually wear lace up work boots so it takes forever for me to get them off and on. The larger the Temple, the bigger the shelves are for people to place their shoes. A lot of times I see hundreds of shoes outside. I drew this as part of my calender series. I'm thinking of making a scratch and sniff print to sell on Etsy.
On the flag: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA sketcher Jessie Chapman sketching at Charlottesville train station with UVA Medical Center in the distance.
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