Doing a series of sketches in this neighbourhood called Medina 3. Its an area where you'll find taylor's, welders and carpenters. Very slowly old houses are being pulled down and new buildings going up so little by little all those small workshops will probably disapear.
The first things to go were the trees to make more space for chaotique driving. Just by Diallo's taylor shop one of the rare trees left gives shadow to the group of men that meet everyday to play chequers. The first ones arrive and sit on the floor in a mat and put down their set and in less than half an hour others will join them and up to five games will be going on with plenty of people taking sides and helping ech player.
On the flag: Johannesburg sketcher Cathy Gatland sketching outside Kippies Jazz Club in Newtown.
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