Urban Sketching: Xiao Nan Men

Last Saturday, 13 May, the sketching location was around Xiao Nan Men (小南门), which is not too far from my home. We have sketched here in the past but not this year so far.

As per Tōnis’ (@vanishing.shanghai) observation, this part of the Old Town stands out as the most “green” with plenty of plants, foliage, trees, and vines hanging down electricity lines. It was great that I decided to venture out early that morning for sketching was a delightful experience, as it allowed me to take in the vibrant energy of the locality. From delivery men in electric bikes deftly maneuvering their way around the narrow lanes to vans bringing supplies to small stores, and locals tending to their daily chores like hanging laundry or simply engaging in friendly banter with their neighbors, the atmosphere was bustling with activity.

Until the next urban sketching post.

Thank you for being here!

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