Some days I don’t chose to draw because I want to draw what is there, but draw something because there is a place to sit. That was the case here at Leighton Road. I had been wanting to draw St. Paul’s Convent across the street. But St. Paul’s is under construction and security asked me to move along. Just as well seeing how I didn’t have a hard hat with me. St. Paul’s Convent looks like it came right out of Palladian Italy. Beautify scaled columns and Roman arch order supporting a well balanced dome. Oh well. I’ll come back in a year when they are done working. In the meantime I decided to draw Leighton Street since I was here and there was a place to sit and rest. But, wouldn’t you know it? Not long after I started drawing a construction crew came up and began jack-hammering a hole in the sidewalk in front of me.
As a side note: there was a lot of pedestrian traffic going to The Rugby 7’s one block east from here. It’s a very big event here in Hong Kong and people come from all over the world to see it (except us ignorant Americans). Not having grown up with the sport I don’t understand the game, but the fans are fun to watch as they dress up or come in costume. To me it looks like Carnival for hooligans!