Saturday, March 12, 2005

Colombians at the market

At the south corner of the Victoria market, there is normally a South American band playing folk music, as you find in markets and malls around the world. This morning, a couple of Colombian guys were unpacking some terracotta ceramics which they had imported from their home country. It was a revelation to see some real craft emerging, given the cheap factory crap that is everywhere else at the market. Of coure, they didn't have a permit and had been sternly spoken to my the security guard. They innocently said that they would try somewhere else to show their work. Pity there isn't room for the street in Melbourne.

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