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Sketching at Chinatown

We met in front of the China Gate, an emblematic portal of Chinatown. It was a fantastic experience, great smells of the nearby restaurants, people stopping and talking to us, great subjects…

One guy stopped, asked for my pen and started scribbling Chinese characters on the palm of his hand. He spoke no English, and kept pointing at the gate. I gave him my sketchbook and he wrote the characters on my page.

Later I found out that it in fact translates to Philadelphia Chinatown.

#Philadelphia #urbansketching #usk #Watercolor

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