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Sidewalk Artisans

My hat goes off to the unnamed artists of the world whose work is studied and appreciated by thousands of people every day, but whose praise goes largely unsung because of the temporary nature of their creations.

I’m talking about sidewalk artists, the men and women who create magnificent depictions of famous paintings or scenes of their own creation in chalk to beautify the cities in which they work.

Here in Florence, homage is paid to Leonardo Da Vinci’s infamous Mona Lisa.  In Italian, the painting is known as La Gioconda.