Plaza Francia, dip pen and ink and watercolor, 9x12in.
Plaza Francia is one of the squares designed by the French landscape architect Jules Charles Thays. I would have liked to include some of the jacarandá trees that are at the peak of the blooming season but the weather was too hot and I let the shade pick the view. The Monument is a gift of the French government to commemorate the centenary of the independence. The building in the back is the old public shelter for the destitute now transformed into an art center.