Paris: Place Olympe-de-Gouges

The rubbish lorry arrived just after I started, and blocked the view down Rue Charlot. They emptied all the bins. I wasn’t going to draw the lorry, expecting it to go soon, but was left with a hole in the middle of the picture. So I started to draw it.

Then it went. I had half a lorry in my picture.

Then the lorry came back, and they emptied the bins again. So I finished it.

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Ink and watercolour, 42 x 13cm. Click to enlarge.

The van on the left is apparently electric: it was plugged into the boulangerie. It does this a lot.