I haven't seen this for years, not since I was a child, a pavement artist working in chalk. I remember seeing them on days out in 'the West End' but on Monday I came across one here in Wanstead High Street. I asked the gentleman about the picture he had drawn, he explained that 'it was a generic English scene not of anyone place' and invited me to take a picture. His skill in calligraphy was also obvious as you can see by the 'thank you' note next to his hat. He was reading, I enquired about the book, he explained that it was about Medieval architecture and garden design. I said goodbye and left him in peace to continue reading his book.